Android Auto phone app to cease, Google Assistant driving mode to replace it

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(Pocket-lint) - The Android Auto standalone telephone app is acceptable to close. With Google ushering successful the epoch of its Android 12 software, enactment for the app volition cease, with the institution offering Google Assistant for the on-phone driving acquisition instead.

This is lone truly going to impact those who usage a telephone mounted onto a basal erstwhile driving, overmuch similar a sat nav alternate system, alternatively than arsenic the root instrumentality to pass with an in-car system.

Those who usage Android Auto connected an in-car strategy via their telephone won't announcement immoderate difference: the handshake betwixt the 2 is the same, maintaining Android Auto's prominence arsenic a hand-off from telephone to car.

That said, arsenic not each vehicles person a surface available, nor the availability of connectors to marque Android Auto feasible anyway, that's wherefore Google Assistant volition proceed to present an alternate in-car acquisition for navigation and the like.

"Starting with Android 12, Google Assistant driving mode volition beryllium the built-in mobile driving experience," Google said successful a statement. And arsenic that operating strategy is marque new, precise fewer phones enactment it astatine the clip of writing. But for those who are moving it, it's the archetypal glimpse of what Google sees arsenic a much voice-controlled driving experience.

Writing by Mike Lowe. Originally published connected 23 August 2021.

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