Android Auto 12.0 is now available to everyone: what’s new and how to update to the latest version

You can now download the latest version of Android Auto, the app that allows you to connect your phone to the car’s screen to make driving easier

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Android Auto allows you to connect your phone to the car’s screen and access Google Maps, among other apps

After releasing the first beta of Android Auto 12.0 less than two weeks ago, a new update with some interesting improvements, we finally have the stable version of Android Auto 12.0 available to all users. Below, we’re going to see all the new features and how to update to the latest version of this application, which is also one of Google’s most popular.

If you’re a regular Android Auto user, you’ll know that the updates to this app are practically weekly, with betas that allow us to test the new features ahead of the rest, something you can do by signing up for the Android Auto Beta program for free. Of course, since these are not final versions, users who want to access the betas should be aware that they may experience problems.

Android Auto 12.0 is now available: What’s new and how to update

The main function of Android Auto is to make users enjoy a more comfortable and safer drive, and that is why it allows you to connect your mobile phone to the car’s screen and access all the apps you might need during a journey: navigation, maps, music, messages and calls. However, no one likes to get a notification or anything that throws them off when they’re checking on something important, especially if they’re behind the wheel, so we can celebrate that Android Auto 12.0 has improved the Do Not Disturb functionality.

After revamping its look last month, making Android Auto finally compatible with Material You on some phones, dark mode in the car’s user interface is now smartphone-agnostic. In other words, you can have dark mode on Android Auto and light mode on your phone if you feel like it, without them being in tune in a mandatory way.

On the other hand, there is a new setting for electric vehicles available within the Android Auto settings, which is activated through the “Get EV features for Google Maps” menu. In this way, Maps will show nearby charging points that have a connector compatible with the one in our car, as well as offering routes with lower energy consumption and other options. Finally, and as usual, we will also find bugs fixed in Android 11.9 and stability and compatibility improvements.

To install the latest version, you have two options: download the update from Google Play, the official Android app store, or do it from this APK file in APK Mirror, an alternative store that will install the application on your phone like any other. Just make sure you have your phone up to date, as it is only compatible with Android 8.0 or later versions of the operating system.



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