Android Auto for mobile screens is removed: report

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Google started removing the Android Auto screen from phones after about seven years, according to a report. In August last year, Google confirmed that it was shutting down the standalone Android Auto for Phone Screens app from Android 12. Earlier this month, a pop-up message reportedly appeared for some users stating that Android Auto for phone screens would soon stop working. At that time, Google didn’t say when it would be shut down, but now reports of its disappearance have started coming in.

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According to a report from 9To5Google that cites posts on Reddit, Google has started shutting down Android Auto for phone screens. The app was launched in 2015 and is now coming to an end about seven years later. The report adds that Google Assistant’s driving mode will replace Android Auto for phone screens. The move would be seen as an attempt to move users into Google Assistant’s driving mode.

In August 2021, Google announced in a statement that the tech giant would move users wanting a phone experience to the Google Assistant driving mode starting with Android 12. The driving mode called by Google is a mobile driving experience integrated.

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A recent report said the Android Auto app for phone screens that was used to get Android Auto functionality on older cars is being shut down. According to the report, a pop-up message had appeared on the Android Auto for Phone Screens apps stating that the feature would soon stop working. At the time, Google provided no details or exact date of the shutdown.

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Google had recently announced that the company would be releasing a bunch of new features for Android Auto later in 2022. The features could include a new user interface and support for suggested replies based on Google Assistant suggestions.


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