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After all the rather negative news in the automotive industry these past days courtesy of Volkswwagen , here’s one that might bring a smile to some, particularly those rooting for Android in the car. Chevrolet has just announced a more or less definite schedule when it plans to roll out its promised Android Auto update to its 2016 models. Owners of those models that bear its 8-inch MyLink infotainment systems will be able to claim the Android Auto update starting March next year from authorized Chevrolet dealers.

Last May, Chevy made a grand promise to outfit 14 of its 2016 cars with Android Auto and/or Apple CarPlay. The car maker claims that it is the only one in the market that is putting the latest mobile technologies in the most number 2016 cars. That said, Chevrolet first promised that the Android Auto update will happen sometime later this year but it is now pushing that date back to the first quarter of 2016.

In particular, it will be models equipped with Chevy’s 8-inch MyLink systems that will get the update next year. That particular 8-inch model can function standalone independent of either Android Auto or CarPlay, while the 7-inch MyLink requires either of the two to work. Thirteen 2016 Chevy cars have the 8-inch MyLInk and are thus eligible for the update. This list includes:

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If you purchased a 2015 Hyundai Sonata with a factory-installed navigation system, and have a smartphone with the Android Lollipop 5.0 or higher operating system, you can integrate your car with the new Android Auto software.

Best of all, it’s free. Your local Hyundai dealer will provide a software update to your car’s existing system. It’s the first integration of a smartphone operating system—be it Android Auto or Apple’s CarPlay system—in the U.S. market by a major manufacturer.

We borrowed a 2015 Hyundai Sonata with an early-release version of Android Auto software and a Google Nexus phone to test it out. Generally speaking, the Android Auto system works well, with excellent Google Now voice controls that use natural speech. It’s easy to make and receive calls using your voice, and to compose or listen to text messages. Entering an address is just as easy—Google navigation and traffic info are intuitive. Also, the on-screen buttons and menus are large, easy to read, and straightforward to use.    

After all the rather negative news in the automotive industry these past days courtesy of Volkswwagen , here’s one that might bring a smile to some, particularly those rooting for Android in the car. Chevrolet has just announced a more or less definite schedule when it plans to roll out its promised Android Auto update to its 2016 models. Owners of those models that bear its 8-inch MyLink infotainment systems will be able to claim the Android Auto update starting March next year from authorized Chevrolet dealers.

Last May, Chevy made a grand promise to outfit 14 of its 2016 cars with Android Auto and/or Apple CarPlay. The car maker claims that it is the only one in the market that is putting the latest mobile technologies in the most number 2016 cars. That said, Chevrolet first promised that the Android Auto update will happen sometime later this year but it is now pushing that date back to the first quarter of 2016.

In particular, it will be models equipped with Chevy’s 8-inch MyLink systems that will get the update next year. That particular 8-inch model can function standalone independent of either Android Auto or CarPlay, while the 7-inch MyLink requires either of the two to work. Thirteen 2016 Chevy cars have the 8-inch MyLInk and are thus eligible for the update. This list includes:

CARS.COM — General Motors is making good on its promise to make Android Auto available in 2016 models, a commitment it announced earlier this year. At the start of the 2016 model year, you could get the Android Auto or Apple CarPlay smartphone integration in Chevrolet vehicles, for example, with the 7-inch MyLink multimedia system, but upgrading to an 8-inch MyLink screen meant only Apple CarPlay was available.

According to Chevrolet spokesperson Monte Doran, Chevy is now shipping cars that offer both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities with the 8-inch screen. Cars are rolling into dealerships right now and Chevy also is offering a software upgrade through dealers to update early '16 models that don't have Android Auto. Simply schedule an appointment with your local dealer's service department, and take the car in for the software flash. More information about the update can be found here . Click here for a full list of cars that have Apple CarPlay and here for Android Auto.

Detroit Bureau Chief Aaron Bragman grew up in the Detroit area, comes from an automotive family and is based in Ann Arbor, Mich.   Email Aaron