July 29, 2021
Android Auto Beta 6-7 Adds GameSnacks Gaming

Android Auto is Getting a New Feature Suite that Doesn’t Make a Whole Lot of Sense

Android Auto’s most recent beta build, version 6.7, includes Google’s HTML5 game collection, which is known as GameSnacks…

Android Auto is about to get a new feature suite. Inside the latest beta edition, Google’s HTML5 GameSnacks collection appears. Evidence of the games’ existence inside Android Auto first surfaced over on Reddit. Though hidden from plain view at the time it was discovered, a little digging revealed the presence of several casual HTML5 minigames within the platform.

Android Auto Beta 6.7 Adds GameSnacks Gaming

Android Auto might be following in the footsteps of Telsa, which offers games in its infotainment system. Of course, the games aren’t playable when driving. So, their value is questionable, to say the least. After all, there’s no reason a driver or passenger couldn’t pick up their phone for gameplay while idling in a driveway or waiting for someone else to get inside the vehicle.

Google already removed Android Auto’s phone interface and make other puzzling moves and this just adds to the confusion. This, as Google continues to move toward replacing Android Auto’s standalone app with Google Assistant Driving Mode.

Ashley Lipman

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