Android Auto Surpasses 50 Million Installs but Likely won’t Remain a Standalone App with the Coming Release of Assistant Driving

Android Auto gains more than 50 downloads from the Google Play Store, but probably won’t be spared eventual replacement by Assistant Driving mode…

Although many Google apps have the distinction of being downloaded more than a billion (or 5 billion times), Android Auto is just now reaching 50 million

Android Auto Reaches 50 Million Play Store Downloads

Android Auto now has more than fifty-million installs, something that’s impressive, given its limited applications. (For instance, it doesn’t come pre-installed on most Android devices and only supports a limited number of car infotainment systems.)

Additionally, Google has previously made public its intention to depreciate the standalone Android Auto app in its entirety.

That’s right, the mobile download won’t be around sometime in the future. Instead, users will rely on Google Assistant to pull off the same functionality.

Although Google hasn’t stated when it will sunset the standalone Android Auto app, it is known Assistant will take over.

Since Assistant is becoming more and more ubiquitous, it makes sense to reduce the number of apps when one can do the job of many. And, because Android Auto is also in more and more vehicles, living inside the infotainment system, there’s less use for a standalone app.

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