What, you say? Android Auto already runs on a phone? Yes, yes it does, but at the moment if you want top use Android Auto you need to have either a new compatible car, a retrofitted head unit or some hacking skills. Google is removing all of those requirements.
Following a future update to the Android Auto app, there will be a new mode that will allow you to run the Android Auto interface on your phone screen. Take a look at what Google has in store for us below
The on phone Android Auto experience will offer the same features and the in-car version, including Voice calling, media playback, messaging and navigation all featuring a driving friendly interface. At present, all we know is that the update will be coming soon.
That could mean today or next month, we also don’t know if it will be released internationally, however, with the base Android Auto app and hardware currently available internationally there is no reason to think it won’t. We will be keeping a keen eye out for this update and will have a full run through when it drops.
Have you been wanting to use Android Auto and were hampered by a lack of compatibility? Will you be trying the new on phone experience? Let us know below.