Google turns off Android Auto for phones
Last year, Android Auto for phones has been replaced with a new one Google assisted driving mode Because Android 12 and newer versions of Android. However, it was available for older Android versions. That’s not the case anymore, like Google finally pulled the plug in Android Auto for phones, according to a report by 9to5Google.
Android Auto is currently only available for car infotainment systems, and you can’t use it on your phone anymore. If you try running Android The Auto app on your phone, then it will show you the message reading, “currently available for car displays only”.
This is a long time coming. Back in 2019, Google announced that they would not be updating the Android Auto app for phones. Then last year it introduced Google Assistant Driving Mode and made the Android Auto app incompatible with Android 12 and later Android versions. Now this app has stopped working for smartphones even running Android 11 and above.
Google-assisted driving mode replaces Android Auto for phones
With the introduction of Android 12, Google also announced a new update to the Google Assistant that brings Driving Mode. Well, Driving Mode has always had to replace the Android Auto app for phones, and it’s finally here.
To activate Assitant’s Driving Mode, you must say, “Hey Google, launch driving mode,” or it can also be activated automatically as soon as your phone detects that you’re driving. car. Android Auto is still available for car screens’ so you can still use it in your car. However, it’s not as intuitive as Android Auto for phones because it skips landscape mode and doesn’t even support many music apps.