Last year Google gave Android Auto users choice when it added Waze to the map options. Unfortunately at the time it was not available to users without an Android Auto head unit but now that has changed.
The team at @Android have today sent out a Tweet announcing the arrival of Waze on Android Auto for smartphones.
Any which @waze you look at it, outsmarting traffic just got easier. Now #Waze is available on the #AndroidAuto app. Access it from anywhere and from any 🚗: https://t.co/G5C0kHP2gw pic.twitter.com/Idu6ut779S
— Android (@Android) July 23, 2018
As a Waze and Android Auto user I had a quick run over it and it seems that the Waze is fully functional and it is easy to access. As with an Android Auto headunit the user just needs to tap on the maps app icon twice and select Waze.
Slowly Google have been bringing all the regular Android Auto features to the smartphone Android Auto and this new addition is yet another great addition by them. Waze is a community-based traffic and navigation app that was purchased by Google in 2013 with over 50 million users. There is no doubt that Google hope that many of those users adopt Android Auto on their smartphones now that they can use Waze on it.
Are you a Waze user or will you use Waze now that is it available with Android Auto on smartphones?