Despite being newer than car entertainment, the Android Auto app has now surpassed the 500 million download milestone in the Google Play Store.
This is quite a powerful impressive personality, even most Android smartphones are now pre-installed with the app and ready to be activated. However, one of the more effective ways to turn obstacles while driving, or attached directly to the car-in-head unit for further control.
It’s also worth noting that only users installed with it will be able to connect their phone to a compatible vehicle display to get the Android Auto experience. Other than that, another purpose of the app is to run the same dark-experience on a smaller version of your smartphone’s display.
Since you’re not bound by any car-in-head unit, Android Auto is definitely a popular download for those who just want to dock their smartphone and get all of the same controls and features in a less confusing interface. One of the reasons may be that Android Auto races to 500 million download figures in a very short time (via Android Police).
Another may be the recent GMS deals that require all smartphones to pre-install Android Auto as standard and launch or upgrade to Android 10 (read: Force).
This could potentially boost the number of Android Auto downloads, to five times the 100 million downloads received in early January 2020. Considering how many devices have been updated to Android 10 since early 2020, it looks like it will be added up.
As Android Auto reached this download milestone, it joined several first-party Google apps to achieve the same feat in recent months. Now if they can make some improvements here and there, we will have more content.
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