Android Auto for Lollipop Users

After about a year since its announcement, Android Auto, is now available on the Play Store for gadgets running on Android Lollipop.

At Google I/O 2014, Google declared Android Auto to boost the development of connected autos with advanced GPS route, voice commands and third-party applications. The primary version of the Android Auto application is finally available now on the Play Store for gadgets running on Android 5.0+ in the US, UK and Australia.

Currently the Android Auto application just support Pioneer head units making it an extremely restricted rollout. Clients need to connect their devices using a general USB link to their Pioneer unit in order to make use of the technology on the dashboard. According to Pioneer, Android Auto is headed to countries, for example, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Mexico and India in the near future.

As noted by The Verge, non-compatible auto infotainment systems must be matched however nothing else could be possible using the application. Despite the fact that, Google guaranteed that good systems would be pre-loaded with autos by late-2014, there has not been much traction on that front and it appears third-party head units is the best approach till things move forward.

If you do have all the essential stuff to make use of the Android Auto application, you can grab it from here. Do let us know your experience in the comments.

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