It is now official that the Android Auto app for smartphones will soon be gone. A message announcing the impending termination of services will now be displayed to users. Google wants to transfer the rest to its Assistant, which supports a similar functionality.
For miles we were able to see what had happened and it was now official. Since this week, many users have reported seeing an announcement on their app Android-Auto. It’s very straightforward: “Android Auto for Phone will Stop Working Soon”. If it is magnified on the user’s screen, it does not provide additional details. It is therefore not possible at present to determine on what date the final sentence will be announced.
However, Google does not really surprise users. Mountain View has already blocked the download of the app on Android 12 for several months. Although it can be installed on an old smartphone, it is very difficult to do it properly. We suspected that this was not good for the latter.
Google has announced the final results of Android Auto on smartphones
But last summer, the app was still running on Android 11 and below. So that era seems to be coming to an end. From now on, the above mentioned message will appear at every start for the concerned users and the whole community soon, even if one tries to remove it using Swipe. We have not yet predicted when this will stop working, but with the announcement about a week away, we expect Google to release the announcement soon.
Also, the manufacturer is not satisfied with alerting its users urgently this way. The latter released a press release confirming the end of Android Auto support on smartphones. According to Google, this report is promising “The experience does not completely disappear. ⁇ The company recalls that the I / O conference was an opportunity to unveil one “Key Interface Improvement”. But this is obviously about the version for cars.
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Need to switch from Android Auto to Google Assistant and its driving mode?
“For those who use the phone experience (Android Auto Mobile application), they will switch to Google Assistant driving mode, which is the next evolution of the mobile driving experience. We have no further details to share at this time., The company concludes. So we have to be patient to know more about the future of Google Driving Assistant. For now, no direct replacement is expected until you purchase a brand new vehicle equipped with Android Auto.
Beyond all that, we can all be confident. Google Assistant and its driving mode come in smartphones with Android 12 and greatly enhance the general functionality of the app such as the use of maps and media management during car trips. Mentioning the press release, one can expect new focus on this solution, which may offer other possibilities in the future.
However, this decision alone will not please everyone for the reasons mentioned above. “I can’t tell you how angry I was when I saw that my phone was unusable throughout the trip. Shouts a member of the Android Auto Subdivision. “I do not understand why they decided to make this change. It is very moving because AA worked properly for its purpose.