THE Motorola announced the launch of its MA1 adapter for the Brazilian market. The device, a vehicle dongle, allows the Android Auto can be used in cars without connecting the smartphone to the panel. Practicality doesn’t come cheap — the Motorola MA1 costs BRL 899.
This year, Google discontinued the Android Auto app for smartphones. However, you can still manage the program through Google’s voice assistant. The adapter solves the problem of pairing the smartphone with a cable connected to the vehicle’s multimedia system.
How to use the Motorola MA1
Sure, you don’t need a cable to sync your phone to the vehicle’s Android Auto. However, it is still necessary to connect the Motorola MA1 adapter with a wire — the advantage is that the dongle measures only 14 cm.
After connecting the Motorola MA1 to the vehicle’s dashboard, the device will act as a bluetooth “bridge” between the car and the smartphone. By pairing the phone to the adapter, the user can use Google Assistant voice commands to perform various actions on Android Auto.
O MA1 adapter It supports 5GHz Wi-Fi range for Android Auto Wireless. The dongle can also be used with any brand of smartphone — no need to use a Motorola cell phone.
But before buying MA1 adapter, user needs to check smartphone and car compatibility with Android Auto. For the price of R$ 899, it is not pleasant to buy it and only later realize that there is an incompatibility between the devices.
Google shuts down Android Auto for smartphones
In June of this year, Google ended Android Auto for smartphones with Android 11 or higher, keeping only the version for vehicle dashboards. Some phones with older versions of the operating system still run the app. However, users of these versions report that they received a notification that Android Auto will no longer be supported on their phones.
With information: 9to5 Google