This is great! Car manufacturers have been slow to implement technology's like this on older cars, if they do at all. Now, with Android Auto and a phone with a good sized display you get a great in car navigation system with buttons and a layout optimized to use at a glance. It also hides most notifications so you get less distractions while driving. It's basically good for music, navigation, and calling but that's really all I need it for.
I would not buy a car that didn't have Android Auto, can't go back. The navigation tops what is offered in my car because of the Google Assistant integration. It knows where I'm going before I even ask. Use of Google music, Audible, and Pocket Cast of pretty good. It might be nice to have touch screen access to my full music library, but voice controls work pretty seamlessly. Hurry up with Waze access and continue to refine graphics would be my only request.
This is phenomenally better than any in-built car navigation or other software. Being able to use Google maps and Spotify with a proper interface has been great. I do have a few gripes though. Development is very slow, meaning new apps for Android Auto still have yet to be released. Apps like Waze other music apps. Also, there was a showcase of Android Auto being able to show car statistics, which can be demoed in the developer settings, but that also has yet to be functional. Lastly, sometimes Android Auto just does that work. Overall, I still love it.
I used to love this app with my Galaxy S7 in my 17 Honda Civic. However, after updating to the Galaxy S8, most of the functionality of the app is gone. Texts messages/Facebook messages no longer display on my dash or are able to be read allowed, I can no longer reply to any messages, and the okay Google function works half of the time. I've plugged in my old s7 and a friend's s7 and both work flawlessly with all features. Hopefully this is fixed soon!
I love this app. The only reason why I can't rate it as 5 stars because when browsing through your music app; playlist from spotify, google or pandora, it is so limited. Although I do understand it's for safety reasons but I just want more access. Talking to google voice does help but sometimes it takes time to find your music playlist before it can successfully play it.
Nice but a lot usability potential not yet used. Why can't I simply play an album, why is a playlist needed? Sometimes during a call I could not find the hangup button. I set the menu language to English and all other languages to German. This is not handled consistently. Sometimes it takes to me in English, sometimes in German. Reading texts is always English. In navigation my recent searches are not always displayed. Sometimes just a few of them.
• Android Auto now works with any car! Use it directly on your phone screen
• Just say “Ok Google” to use voice commands, don’t need to touch the screen first
• Scroll through song lists more easily with the new letter jump feature
• Swipe to dismiss cards on the homepage screen
• We want to hear from you! Join the conversation in our community https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!forum/android-auto
Start apps automatically, read message, SMS, Whatsapp aloud in your car speakers