will Android Auto work withmy Cactus 7" touch screen

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will Android Auto work withmy Cactus 7" touch screen

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will my 2016 samsung galaxy j5 work with my 2019 cactus 7" screen?????
I have downloaded Android Auto which works on the phone but I can't get the thing to work with my Cactus 7" touch screen.
I have been told by the sales man that (on top of the new car I also need a new bloody phone )
I don't really want to stick a suction cup to my screen and mount my old tom tom ,would really look naf on a new car.
If one of you techi guy's could put it all on paper for this thick 70 year old to understand.
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The touchscreen will be fine - but your Android phone will need to be running Android 5.0 (Lollipop) and up with a data plan. For best performance, they recommend Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) and up. So you need to find out what software you are using on your Galaxy first of all and update it if necessary. :-D

Sounds like a flipping sweet shop to me - Galaxy, Lollipops and Marshmallows :roll:
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All Android releases are named after sweets (candies if you insist). It's a "thing" with Android.

Galaxy is a coincidence :rofl2:
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At least with IOS there's a logical numbering sequence to make it easier to determine where you are in the version ladder...
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But there is with Android as well. They run alphabetically Kit-Kat, Lollipop, Marshmallow, etc.
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It's the same with Ubuntu.


2.1 Ubuntu 4.10 (Warty Warthog)
2.2 Ubuntu 5.04 (Hoary Hedgehog)
2.3 Ubuntu 5.10 (Breezy Badger)
2.4 Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (Dapper Drake)
2.5 Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft)
2.6 Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn)
2.7 Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon)
2.8 Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron)
2.9 Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex)
2.10 Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope)
2.11 Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala)
2.12 Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx)
2.13 Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat)
2.14 Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal)
2.15 Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot)
2.16 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin)
2.17 Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal)
2.18 Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail)
2.19 Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander)
2.20 Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr)
2.21 Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn)
2.22 Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet)
2.23 Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf)
2.24 Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
2.25 Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak)
2.26 Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus)
2.27 Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark)
2.28 Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
2.29 Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish)
2.30 Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo)
2.31 Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan Ermine)
Yep, using Disco Dingo :)
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Doesn't cut it for me - so how is one quickly able to tell if Breezy Badger is newer or older than Bionic Beaver and why is Cosmic Cuttlefish way down the line after Dapper Drake? Totally daft :-D
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GiveMeABreak wrote:
02 Jul 2019, 13:09
Doesn't cut it for me - so how is one quickly able to tell if Breezy Badger is newer or older than Bionic Beaver and why is Cosmic Cuttlefish way down the line after Dapper Drake? Totally daft :-D


I think "Daft" was one of the prime design parameters :mrgreen:
Its easy to tell which is which as, apart from them being in alphabetical order, they are serial numbered. The first was 4.10 - October 2004, current is 19.04 - April 2019.
They always release in April and October (04 and 10).
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myglaren wrote:
02 Jul 2019, 13:14
GiveMeABreak wrote:
02 Jul 2019, 13:09
Doesn't cut it for me - so how is one quickly able to tell if Breezy Badger is newer or older than Bionic Beaver and why is Cosmic Cuttlefish way down the line after Dapper Drake? Totally daft :-D


I think "Daft" was one of the prime design parameters :mrgreen:
Its easy to tell which is which as, apart from them being in alphabetical order, they are serial numbered. The first was 4.10 - October 2004, current is 19.04 - April 2019.
They always release in April and October (04 and 10).
Oh, that makes perfect sense, non alpahbetical sequences and good old numeric numbering as well - what about leap years? :rofl2:
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Leap years?
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Well Guy's
That went off subject. I only asked if my phone would work and I got a lot of drivel on system names. Not bad guy's.
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Well my best guess is that as your phone is old in communication terms it won't. Is the handbook no help whatsoever?
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renagade wrote:
02 Jul 2019, 21:20
Well Guy's
That went off subject. I only asked if my phone would work and I got a lot of drivel on system names. Not bad guy's.
You're welcome - I answered you in the second post, no thanks necessary. :roll: