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Google rolls out Android Auto 2.0 app, Now accessible to all cars

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It is more than two years, Google to launch Android Auto app, an application that is intended to bring a driving-friendly interface to the cars and drivers and on Monday, Google dispatches the upgraded version of the app. Two years back, Google launched the Android App to create better integration of cars and Android-based smartphones and till now, more than 200 car models from 50 different brands has already integrated with the Android Auto App.

Much similar to Apple’s CarPlay, Android Auto also needs an Android smartphone to be linked with the compatible infotainment system of the car. But the original version of Android Auto was only compatible with the upgraded car models, and Google found millions of cars on the road that lacks access to this interface.

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In order to deal with such situation, Google, earlier this year announced to launch the upgraded version of Android Auto at the Google I/O, declared to bring the version 2.0 of the Android Auto app, which will make the smartphones running on Android 5.0 and above OS compatible with the interface of Android Auto App and on Monday, Google finally dispatched Android Auto 2.0 App to the public.

As mentioned in Google’s official blog post, the Android Auto 2.0 App will allow anyone with an Android smartphone (running on v5.0 or above) to draw on a driver-friendly interface to access the key stuff you want while driving on the road including music, directions, communications, etc. – without any interruption of redundant things.

The new updated version of Android Auto also has brought up the facility to auto switch on of the app when the handset is connected with Bluetooth. From Monday, Google kick-started the rollout of Android Auto 2.0 App in 30 countries including India, and one can easily download it from Google Play Store.

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