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Hello All:

I'm new poster (but I've been a happy lurker for a while). I am likely taking advantage of an email offer I got from GM to "Pull Ahead" in the lease on my 2015 Volt and get a 2017 a few months earlier than I expected. I know the gen II Volt has Android Auto functions. Will a Google Pixel XL interface well with the Gen II Volt? It seems that some car / phone combinations just don't work that well.

Thanks to anyone using that combination who can fill me in and thanks for all the great information I've gotten from this forum over the last few years.

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Don't do it... not because of any android auto issues, but because the pull ahead lease is just an incentive to get you into the dealership so you can spend more, move their cars, and try to lock you in for another 3 years. Resist the urge and read my signature.
 

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That said, now that the Pixel is beyond 7.1, it'll interface as well as anything. Whether it does what you WANT it to will depend more on what apps have been AA'd than anything else.
 

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I don't believe that the Pixel is capable of Qi wireless charging. So be prepared to plug into the USB port for a charge.

My Pixel pairs well with my 2014 and I can receive and make calls via the car. It utilizes Bluetooth well.
 

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No, the Pixel is not natively Qi-charing capable. USB will work (albeit not at a fast rate), as does the Android Auto features, but be prepared to set the parking brake before your initial setup. My Pixel would not connect to MyLink until the park brake was set (even said as much on the phone's display). After initial setup, however, it worked fine. Note that this is on a MY2017 (built sometime summer of '16, but sat on the dealer lot from June 16 to Feb this year).
 
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