Android Auto - Google Maps, Media & Messaging
Android Auto - Google Maps, Media & Messaging review
Android Auto is a driving companion app for Android devices. It was developed by Google and had more than 500 million downloads in Google Play with an average rating of 4.1.
Design, interface & usability: For the Drivers
The app is designed specifically to let you use your phone while driving and has a corresponding interface. Android Auto allows you to do all the basic stuff with your phone, but it makes the buttons and the captions much bigger for you to easily read the screen in an instance.
Google Maps stands out of the apps available through Android Auto, as it will probably be the most utilized app you use while driving. Google has reworked its interface for Android Auto, making it even more comfortable to use your phone as a navigator.
Features: Grand Help Auto
Android Auto is basically a hub with other apps you use while driving. It does not offer many additional features, but it makes using the supported apps much easier on the road. The supported apps include Google Maps, Spotify, YouTube Music, Phone, and many other apps.
What makes Android Auto special is that it enhances the possibilities of Google Assistant. The app allows you to use your phone and perform almost every action you want without using hands. You can track and change your route with voice commands, check the calendar, use the messenger apps, listen to all your media apps, make calls to your contacts, and many more.
Security: Security Is Up to You
Google is always treating the security seriously. However, hackers are always developing their methods and technologies, and Google cannot always counter them immediately. The Android Auto app has never been part of data breach stories, but you still have to carefully use your phone. The app collects a lot of personal data, and if your device is compromised, this data could easily be leaked.
- The app accesses and tracks personal information
- Interface perfectly suits driving
- All the features are available through voice commands
- Dozens of fully supported apps