Until now, Maruti Suzuki’s Smartplay-equipped vehicles were only available with Apple CarPlay infotainment system. Now, they are planning to roll out an Android Auto update.
This update will affect Maruti vehicles like Ciaz, Ertiga, Baleno and S-Cross; which are available with a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system. They can be updated at the nearest Maruti Suzuki service center. After the update process, users will be able to connect both Android and Apple smartphones.
The software update, 2.5 GB in size, will enable Android users to connect their devices to the car’s system through the USB port. The screen will offer an Android UI on the 7-inch standard touchscreen with Google Maps, Play Music, Contacts, and all the necessary widgets.
The recently launched Maruti Suzuki Dzire and urban compact hatchback Ignis are available with Apple Carplay and Android Auto with the factory manufacturing itself. It is necessary for Ignis to be available with all the connectivity options as the company has pegged this as a product meant for the millennials. As far as the 2017 Dzire is concerned, the latest offering from Maruti ought to have the latest tech so it made its way to the compact sedan as well.
This update will definitely prove useful for a vast majority of users, as many of them use Android smartphones.