Google is closing down the Android Auto phone application

Google is closing down the Android Auto phone application

Android Auto is most popular as an approach to get to your phone through a vehicle’s dashboard — this allows you effectively to get to Google Maps, music applications and data without expecting to use your phone. Yet, for years now, Google has additionally offered an Android Auto experience straightforwardly on a phone, for individuals who don’t have a viable dashboard unit.

All the more recently, Google has likewise been working on an “Assistant driving mode” that showed up recently after a few delays. Since Google Assistant driving mode is done, however, the organization will quit offering the old Android Auto experience on phones running Android 12.

A statement from Google shared with 9to5Google affirms this plan. Google Assistant driving mode is our next development of the mobile driving experience,” the statement reads. “For the people who use Android Auto in supported vehicles, that experience isn’t going away.

For those who use the on phone experience (Android Auto mobile app), they will be transitioned to Google Assistant driving mode. Starting with Android 12, Google Assistant driving mode will be the built-in mobile driving experience. We have no further details to share at this time.”

Before Google affirmed this change, some Pixel proprietors running Android 12 got a notification when attempting to run the Android Auto application on their phones. It said that Android Auto was currently “only available for car screens” and suggested that they attempt the Google Assistant driving experience instead.

Given that the new Google Assistant experience will plainly be the focus going forward, switching over presumably is definitely not no joking matter for a great many people. Yet, on the off chance that you don’t update your phone to Android 12, you’ll have the option to continue to run the Android Auto application, at least for the time being.