28 April 2022
The much-awaited dual-SIM support for Android Auto has finally started rolling out. The feature was first announced by Google about a couple of days ago and is available for all users. It should be noted that Google is yet to talk about the global release but a Reddit user has shared an image showing the feature in action.
The image shows that Android Auto now shows a pop-up while making a phone call. The pop-up says "Choose SIM" and lists the SIM cards available on your paired smartphone. The user can then tap on the particular option to make the call from the preferred SIM card. The whole experience is similar to how dual-SIM Android smartphones work.
The user who shared the image on Reddit revealed that he is using the app version number 7.1.614554. It is the beta build version which means it could even be just a beta build release. As we said in the beginning that Google is yet to say anything about the release. It is hard to say whether this is a mass rollout or a staged one.
If you want to check whether you have received the functionality, you can simply try making an audio call through Android Auto. If it places the call using the default SIM and without asking for the preferred SIM, the feature is yet to become available. It is also recommended to ensure that you are using the latest app version.