Google Announces Highly Anticipated Fix for Android Auto

One of the biggest Android Auto bugs could finally be resolved 1 photo
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The Galaxy S21 is Samsung’s latest and greatest Android phone, but as it turns out, this doesn’t necessarily make any difference in terms of stability and reliability as far as Android Auto is concerned.
This is because since the launch of the Galaxy S21 earlier this year, buyers of the device, including those who opted for the top-of-the-range Ultra version, complained of various problems with Android Auto, some of them making the app pretty impossible to use.

For example, one of the most widespread glitches encountered with the S21 Ultra causes Android Auto to crash when the screen is unlocked. And according to users who turned to Google’s forums for assistance, none of the generic workarounds helped.

These include downgrading Android Auto and updating to the latest version, clearing the cache and the rest of the data, updating the head unit in the car, changing cables, and so on.

But the good news is Samsung has been working on a fix for quite some time, and the South Koreans are now ready to ship it to users. Google itself confirmed that it reached out to Samsung to provide details about the glitch, and now the next operating system update should finally fix it once and for all.

In other words, the July monthly security update projected to ship to the Galaxy S21 in a few weeks should get Android Auto up and running for everybody using Samsung’s latest flagship.

Thanks for all the reports. We informed the Samsung team and they have applied a fix on an upcoming upgrade as part of the regular July maintenance release to resolve this issue. Please keep checking for system updates on the device,” a member of the Android Auto team announced.

The only concern right now is to get the upcoming July monthly security update in a timely manner, as these releases have always landed with a more or less substantial delay for some regions across the world. Some users, for example, are yet to get the June update, despite its rollout actually starting a couple of weeks ago.
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About the author: Bogdan Popa
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Bogdan keeps an eye on how technology is taking over the car world. His long-term goals are buying an 18-wheeler because he needs more space for his kid’s toys, and convincing Google and Apple that Android Auto and CarPlay deserve at least as much attention as their phones.
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