Google takes U-Turn: Android Auto App is Back
Google has finally taken a u-turn to remove the Android Auto app and the Android Auto app is back for Android phones. Users can download the app from the Play Store. Android Auto app comes with an icon that is a bit different from the original one.
With the recent Android 10 update, Google integrated the Android Auto functionality within the Android 10 OS. So, now on one could no longer see a separate Android Auto app in the application drawer on the Android phone.
However, the change has led to a problem for users who did not have vehicles with infotainment systems that did not have the built-in Android Auto functionality.
Accordingly, Google has removed the Android Auto app and the Android Auto app is back for Android phones.
The Android Auto app for Phone Screens is only compatible with smartphones that run Android 10.
“This app lets you use Android Auto on your phone screen with a phone running Android 10. If you have Android 10 and an Android Auto compatible car, you can project to your car display without downloading this App. Simply plug in your phone to get started,” the company noted recently.
Elaborating on the features, the company added, “Android Auto is your smart driving companion that helps you stay focused, connected, and entertained with the Google Assistant. With a simplified interface, large buttons, and powerful voice actions, Android Auto is designed to make it easier to use apps that you love from your phone while you’re on the road.”
Even though this Android Auto app is now available again, it is likely that once the Google Assistant driving mode finally rolls out, Android Auto for Phone Screens could also drive off into the sunset.