San Francisco: Google has confirmed it’s shutting down the standalone ‘Android Auto for Telephone Screens’ app with Android 12, media reviews mentioned.
As a substitute anybody who desires a driving-friendly interface for his or her Android telephone ought to use the Google Assistant driving mode, which is obtainable inside Google Maps, or the native Android Auto interface obtainable in choose vehicles, reviews The Verge.
“For individuals who use them on telephone expertise (Android Auto cellular app), they are going to be transitioned to Google Assistant driving mode,” Google mentioned in an announcement.
“Beginning with Android 12, Google Assistant driving mode will probably be a built-in cellular driving expertise. We now have no additional particulars to share right now, the corporate mentioned, including that the expertise is not altering for anybody utilizing Android Auto in appropriate vehicles.
Google’s affirmation got here after XDA Builders reported that some customers have been seeing a message within the ‘Android Auto for Telephone Screens’ app that mentioned the service is “now solely obtainable for automobile screens” and pointed telephone customers in the direction of Google Assistant driving mode as a substitute.
In the meantime, 9to5Google reviews that the ‘Android Auto for Telephone Screens’ app now says it is incompatible with Pixel units operating Android 12.