Google Confirms Fix for Huawei Phone/Android Auto Incompatibility is on the Way
Android Auto has remained one of Google’s more low-key products these past two years since its initial announcement in 2014, but the project has slowly been expanding each year. During this year’s Google I/O, the company announced that it would be working with Qualcomm to deliver a customized Snapdragon SoC aimed at car kits as well as allowing car manufacturers the ability to customize the user interface and even develop their own apps. (By the way, we’re still waiting on that promised standalone Android Auto app for smartphones, Google!)
For now it seems that the only way to truly experience Android Auto is if you have one of the vehicles listed on the Android Auto website. But even then, it seems that some users are having issues connecting their Huawei device to their Android Auto-enabled vehicle. The issue, as reported multiple times on our forums, seems to be affecting the Huawei P9, P9 Lite, and P9 Plus. The apparent “incompatibility” bug could be affecting other Huawei devices, but we haven’t seen reports from users on other Huawei devices as of yet. Fortunately, we now have confirmation that Google is aware of the issue and that they are working with Huawei to deliver a fix.
In the recently launched “Android Auto User Community” Google Group, one of the Android Auto Community Managers states that they’ve discovered an issue with some Huawei devices that marks them incompatible with Android Auto. How or why this issue occurs is not mentioned in any sort of detail, but at least they’ve acknowledged the issue and have promised to resolve it as soon as possible. If you’ve ever used Android Auto before, let us know your experience below!