October 17, 2021

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Google Replaces Android Auto With Something Way Better

DETROIT – Google’s Android Auto service first launched in 2015 and has radically evolved since then in subsequent updates. Offered in most modern cars as standard tech, Android Auto mirrors your smartphone interface onto a compatible car infotainment system, allowing you to access common music, navigation, and voice assist applications.

Taking this a step further, some models like the Polestar 2 and the upcoming GMC Hummer EV feature infotainment systems powered by Google’s new Android Automotive system. Since apps such as Google Play, Google Maps, and Google Assistant, are built-in, Android Automotive doesn’t require a smartphone. But what if you don’t have an infotainment system with Android Auto support?

You may not have realized, but Google also offers a separate “Android Auto For Phone Screens” application. Or at least it used to. According to 9to5 Google, the Android Auto for Phone Screens application is no longer supported on phones running on the latest Android 12 operating system. The application will still work on older Android operating systems, however.

Instead of projecting the interface onto your car’s infotainment system, Android Auto for Phone Screens displays a more limited interface only on your phone. This requires phones to be mounted to the dashboard.

To read more, click on https://carbuzz.com/news/google-replaces-android-auto-with-something-way-better

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