Google’s new stumble with Android Auto continues to cause problems for users of the car system. Over the past year, Google has released numerous versions of the Android Auto app, introducing new features such as compatibility with Waze, YouTube, Google Maps, and other functions. However, this frequent release of new versions has also resulted in various bugs and issues, rendering the system unusable at times.
The latest problem faced by Android Auto users is particularly concerning because it specifically affects Google’s new phones, the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro. Many users have reported that their Pixel 8 devices are unable to connect with Android Auto. Despite having the app installed and using different cables, the system simply fails to launch on the car screen.
This issue seems to be exclusive to the Pixel 8 models, as previous Pixel phones have successfully connected to Android Auto with the same car and cables. It suggests that Google may have made changes to its new phones without considering the impact on Android Auto’s functionality. It’s worth noting that Google had additional plans for the Pixel 8, including a desktop mode activated by connecting to a monitor. There may be a conflict between these new features and Android Auto.
At this point, Google has not provided a solution to this problem. However, they are actively gathering information from users on their official forums, indicating that a future update may address the issue. In the meantime, some users have reported success in resolving the problem by uninstalling and reinstalling the Android Auto app from the Google Play Store, although this solution doesn’t work for everyone.
It is hoped that Google will resolve this issue promptly to ensure a smooth experience for Pixel 8 users and Android Auto enthusiasts. As technology continues to advance, it’s essential for companies like Google to thoroughly test and consider the compatibility of their products before their release.