Google Releases Highly Anticipated Android Auto Update with Mysterious Fixes

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Google has just released a new version of Android Auto for all its users, with the rollout now in the early phases through the Google Play Store.
Those who don’t want to wait for the update to show up on the store, something that typically takes up to several days, can just download the Android Auto APK here and install the app manually.

The new Android Auto version is 5.8.6043, and like in the past, it comes without a changelog.

While it’s now just a matter a time until users figure out on their own what’s new in Android Auto 5.8, Google has already promised several fixes in future updates, and there’s a chance this one includes at least some of them.

For example, not a long time ago Google acknowledged a problem that causes the music to no longer resume after a phone call ends. The company investigated the whole thing and then returned to confirm that a fix is ready, only that it would go live in a future Android Auto update.

Google is also expected to introduce additional improvements for the experience with Android Auto after the update to Android 11.

The search giant released the Android 11 update with much fanfare earlier this fall, and the first wave of devices, including its very own Pixel phones, can already install it. The experience behind the wheel, however, has so far been far from flawless, with various features broken down, including the ability to make phone calls when Android Auto was running.

The company has already included fixes in the November 2020 security patch for Android smartphones, and there’s a chance Android Auto 5.8 also comes with extra polishing to make sure everything runs properly after installing the latest operating system.

Needless to say, installing the latest version of Android Auto is recommended for all users, pretty much because the newest release should theoretically be the most stable and reliable of them all.
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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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