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Ok, so there have been many discussion about Android Auto and why does it not feel the screen and why does it not scale properly, etc. In quite a few occasions I have explained that Android Auto can only output at certain resolution 800x480, 720p and 1080p potentially limiting how this can be scaled.

Well the good news is that Android Auto CAN be scaled at any resolution / size / screen, even potentially to portrait mode for Tesla, it is all down to the car's manufacturer to implement it properly, but this can be done. I've been playing around with this as a proof of concept, and are some screenshots from some really weird resolutions. 

So if Android Auto does NOT fill your car's screen (ex some Mercedes) and they try to tell you that this is not possible or that Google doesn't allow it or anything else similar, tell them that is NOT TRUE and point them to this post. It is 100% down to the car/headunit manufacturer how they implement the AA protocol.

Screenshots from resolutions of: 2048x480,1280x480,480x1280,1024x600 both landscape and portrait mode, some attached here the rest can be viewed here:


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Hi! So what about Mercedes? 
Apple CarPlay started to cover full screen once they updated app. No updates for head until.
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I do not know how Apple carplay works exactly, the concept is similar but implementation is totally different. I can only speak about Android Auto as I know how this works exactly.
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Thanks Emil. What about Mercedes? You noted "ex Mercedes". What does it mean?
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Any Idea on how to turn Android auto developper settings? 

Tried the tap 10 times in Android auto in the about section, but does not work.
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Well I see that I received no reply showing the picture of my Waze being displayed on AA and it shows that friggin shadow on the top 1/3 of the screen. 
As an update, Google Maps does not have the shadow and the drop downs do not block the image after they time out. 
Not sure why it retains that area in a shadow but it is a PITA!
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