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Motorola MA1 dongle offers wireless Android Auto capabilities

The dongle currently works only for the Android Auto feature.

Motorola will soon retail the MA1 dongle which allows your wired Android Auto-equipped car to offer a wireless experience. The system works by pairing the dongle with the phone via Bluetooth, which then transmits data over 5Ghz Wi-Fi.

The dongle will start retailing in the USA from January 30th, with a price tag of US$ 90. The MA1 makes for a relatively easy and inexpensive upgrade for your car since the wireless Android Auto feature is currently offered only on premium models.

Having said that, the dongle currently works only for the Android Auto feature and especially on phones running on Android 11 and up. Another caveat with the gadget is that it doesn't offer wireless phone charging.

The MA1 dongle has actually been developed by Meizhou Guy Electronics, which has licensed Motorola's brand to sell the product.

 
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