[Android M Feature Spotlight] Stock Android Now Seems To Aid rSAP For “Premium” Bluetooth In Certain Vehicles

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[Android M Feature Spotlight] Stock Android Now Seems To Aid rSAP For “Premium” Bluetooth In Certain Vehicles

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For those who have an automobile with “enhanced” or “premium” Bluetooth support, your Android phone might have supported that protocol, referred to as rSAP, up to now. Should you have had a Nexus handset, it certainly did not (unless of course you used some type of root rSAP profile solution), since the functionality wasn’t included in the Android Operating System. rSAP, for that record, enables you to definitely connect your automobile to some mobile network over Bluetooth making use of your phone’s Sim to authenticate against, allowing such things as in-vehicle Wi-Fi hotspots, connectivity to in-vehicle apps requiring mobile data, and potentially additional features with respect to the make of vehicle.

Android “M” seems to finally add support for that standard, thanks to some screenshots a readers submitted to all of us.

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rSAP is most generally being used in VAG brand vehicles – Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, Bentley, SEAT, and Skoda have shipped by using it in a minimum of some cars. A couple of other brands’ vehicles also provide or had rSAP compatibility or can get it with an adapter, like BMW, Citroen, Ferrari, Lancia, Mercedes-Benz, and Opel.

The possible lack of rSAP support was appeared over 2000 occasions within the Android issue tracker prior to being marked obsolete late this past year, therefore it seems someone either mislabeled the closure or just spoke too early. Android hasn’t were built with a major update to vehicular Bluetooth profile connectivity since MAP support was added in 2013 with KitKat.

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