To say I am an early adopter is an understatement. I love new tech and lets face it most of you do too. Android Auto was one such toy that I had to try out early. The problem was that it was very early in its lifespan and wasn’t in very widespread use which meant that if you had issues, finding someone or somewhere to help was nigh on impossible. There simply was no Google Product forum for it. Now, finally, and with Android Auto being included in many new cars it seems, Google have decided to create a home for discussion about it.
— Android (@Android) October 24, 2016
The new community is called the Android Auto User Community and is long overdue, about one year too late in my opinion but as the saying goes, better late than never. There are many Android Auto users out there now and while the community is just new there is already a fair bit of traffic through it. If you have any issues with your Android Auto unit I suggest you head over there to see if any other users may be able to help you. Not only it is a place to air grievances and fix issues but also to discuss how best to make use of Android Auto.
At this stage a lot of the posts on there have been moved from other Google Forums but finally Google are going to hopefully provide some support for one of their feature products. It is unsure how much attention Google or Googlers will pay to this forum but I would suspect it will be the same as others where they will occasionally pop in, if only to reassure us that bugs are being squashed as we speak.
In other news a Googler replied to the Twitter conversation with Android saying that the standalone Android Auto app “is still in progress and being worked on currently”:
@ChadDEstes Hey chaddestes! It is still in progress and being worked on currently. Stay tuned, its pretty awesome! Sorry we can't help (1/2)
— Benjamin Perlmutter (@perlmeister1l) October 24, 2016
Do you use Android Auto? Are you interested in using Android Auto in your car? Why/Why not?