Almost a year in the past, the tech giant slash the plug on the Android Automobile for phone screens for people of Android 12, redirecting them to Google’s Assistant driving manner. Now, Google is shutting down the application altogether.
If consumers of Android 11 and more mature versions open the application, they’ll see the subsequent, terse information: “Android Automobile for cell phone screens will cease doing work soon”
Here’s a screenshot of my Xiaomi Redmi 11 (running on Android 11), when I open it:
The app is still usable, but the message reappears every time it’s activated. And there are no more details as to how soon “soon” truly is.
In a statement to 9to5google, Google verified that the application is getting completed away with, but did not share any details about when it is heading to halt working:
For the people today who use Android Car in supported cars, that experience is not going absent — and in actuality we introduced an impending important UI improvement lately at Google I/O. For those people who use the on telephone knowledge (Android Car cellular application), they will be transitioned to Google Assistant driving mode which is our future evolution of the cell driving experience. We have no even further information to share at this time.
This mainly suggests that both you’ll invest in a auto with Android Vehicle as a built-in aspect, or you’ll have to change to the Google Assistant driving manner.
The Assistant driving method has definitely appear a lengthy way considering the fact that its original launch. It combines Google Maps and Assistant, both of those of which integrate different media applications. It appears to be much more modern day and can a lot more or much less tackle the similar issues.
However, it is not quite as polished as Android Vehicle nevertheless, and to activate it you are going to want to enter a place into Google Maps — a thing that isn’t usually vital and isn’t necessary in Android Auto.
Presumably, you will be equipped to go on utilizing Android Car in areas the place Google’s Assistant driving method isn’t out there but. So get pleasure from it while you can, and if you’d like to switch from Google, it’s time to start out hunting for a substitution.