BMW finally announces Android Auto integration is coming in 2020

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BMW is finally going to start integrating Android Auto into its cars starting in July 2020, the automaker announced Wednesday. And not only that, but it will be wireless Android Auto, making BMW one of the few automakers to offer Google’s smartphone-powered in-car infotainment option without requiring owners to plug in.

Android Auto will appear on all BMW vehicles equipped the 7.0 version of the company’s in-car software (iDrive) and the company’s “Live Cockpit Professional” hardware (a fancy name for “the biggest touchscreens”), which are available on all 2019 / 2020 3 Series, 5 Series, 7 Series, and 8 Series sedans, as well as the newest X3, X5, and X7 SUVs. (It will also be available on the 2020 X6 SUV.) Since it’s the wireless…

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