Free update available at Don Wheaton
Last week, Chevrolet announced an update for some versions its Chevy MyLink infotainment system to be compatible with the Android Auto suite of mobile applications. Don Wheaton is happy to relay the message that the rest of the General Motors brands have caught up. Owners with select GMC, Cadillac and Buick vehicles can also come to the Don Wheaton Service Department for the free software upgrade. Most appointments for updating a Buick/GMC/Cadillac vehicle will only take about 30 minutes. At this time, customers will not be able to perform the Android Auto update at home.
If a vehicle requires the update to use Android Auto, a letter will be sent to the owner from either, Buick, GMC or Cadillac informing them. Additionally, if a vehicle-owner is using Apple CarPlay and has no intention of switching to an Android device, there is nothing to be done. Simply enjoy the technology.
Which Cadillac vehicles may need the Android Auto update?
[wrc_column grid=”2″ width=”1″ type=”start”]Basically, any 2016 Cadillac vehicle with the Cadillac CUE infotainment system can be updated with Android Auto compatibility. The only vehicle that is excluded from this announcement is the 2016 Cadillac SRX. Customers that have been waiting for the all-new 2016 Cadillac CT6 sedan will also be able to skip this appointment. It is also likely that many 2016 models that have most recently arrived to Don Wheaton will already have to update installed. Customers are encouraged to contact a Don Wheaton sales professional today with any questions or concers.[/wrc_column][wrc_column grid=”2″ width=”1″ type=”end”]
Which GMC vehicles can be updated with Android Auto?
[wrc_column grid=”2″ width=”1″ type=”start”]Many GMC vehicles that have the GMC IntelliLink infotainment system available come with either a seven- or eight-inch touchscreen as its interface. For some reason, when the eight-inch screens were placed in certain GMC vehicles, only Apple CarPlay was accessible. Owners of 2016 models of the GMC Canyon, Sierra and Yukon with the eight-inch touchscreen are now eligible for the Android Auto update. Potential GMC buyers that maybe waiting for the next model-year to make their purchase can be sure that this capability will continue into 2017 vehicles, like the all-new 2017 GMC Acadia.[/wrc_column][wrc_column grid=”2″ width=”1″ type=”end”]
Does my 2016 Buick vehicle need the Android Auto update?
[wrc_column grid=”2″ width=”1″ type=”start”]As of right now, 2016 models of the Buick Regal or Buick LaCrosse featuring the eight-inch touchscreen for the Buick IntelliLink infotainment system are the only models eligible for the software update. However, there are some indications that models being built later in the production cycle will have the Android update installed as it comes off the assembly line. Buick will certainly be adding the Android Auto, as well as the Apple CarPlay, suite to more vehicles for the 2017 model-year including the redesigned Buick Encore and the all-new Buick Envision SUVs.[/wrc_column][wrc_column grid=”2″ width=”1″ type=”end”]
As we said earlier, customers with Buick, GMC or Cadillac vehicles eligible for the Android Auto update will receive a notification from their particular brand. However, anyone eager to experience everything the Android Auto suit can offer them is more than welcome to check with Don Wheaton if are eligible. Feel free to make an appointment with us today.