Android Auto 10.8 is now available: what's new and how to install

Android Auto 10.8

It's now official: Google has just announced the arrival of Android Auto 10.8 so you can enjoy the latest version of the Mountain View-based company's popular driving assistant.

In this way, if you are part of the beta program of Android Auto, you can now install version 10.8. We tell you the steps to follow to do this.

What is Android Auto beta

What is Android Auto beta

The Android Auto beta is a preview version of the app that is available to users who have signed up for the beta program. And in the case of Android Auto 10.8, it is only available to users who are part of this program.

To join the Android Auto beta program, users must have an Android phone running Android 10 or higher. Once you have signed up, you will be able to download the beta version from Google Play.

The problem is that, how can you see the website to sign up to the Android Auto beta program, there is a notification stating that “Thank you for your interest in becoming an Android Auto app tester. However, at this time, the Android Auto app testing program has reached the maximum number of testers that can participate in it and is not accepting any more testers.”

And considering that they have been like this for two years, it seems that in the short term you will not be able to be part of the Android Auto beta program.

What's new in Android 10.8

Android Auto 10.8

The truth is that Android 10.8 Auto beta has arrived shortly after stable Android Auto 10.7 lands in the app store. And we already told you that, if you are not part of the beta program, you don't have to worry too much, since there is hardly any news with this update.

The only good thing is that the arrival of Android Auto 10.8 in beta version makes it clear that, if they continue this pace of updates, vWe hope to launch Android Auto 11 before the end of the year.

As expected, Google has not said anything about the news. Something very common from the Mountain View-based firm. Of course, there are some new features.

The most notable? The return of tilt view in Google Maps. In version 10.7, Google Maps was displayed in a top-down view. In version 10.8, it has returned to the classic tilt view, which is easier to use and read while driving.

As well They have added a new disconnect button. This button allows users to stop Android Auto wireless connection more efficiently.

Yes, there are no more surprises. So, Although if you are part of the beta program it is worth updating to Android Auto 10.8, if you are not part of this program you do not miss so much either.

How to update to Android Auto 10.8

How to update to Android Auto 10.8

To update to Android Auto 10.8, you have to do it as with any app. On the one hand, you can take the opportunity to update all the applications on your phone or tablet by following this route

  •  Open the Google Play app.
  • Tap the profile icon in the top right corner.
  • Tap “Manage apps and device.”
  • Tap "Update."

On the other hand, If you prefer only Android Auto to update, follow this route

  • Open the Google Play app.
  • Search for Android Auto.
  • Touch the name of the app.
  • Tap "Update."

On the other hand, in the event that this resource does not work for you, which should work without a problem, you have the option of download Android Auto 10.8 APK. We leave you an APKMirror link, since it is a reference portal and will not have any viruses.

What news is expected for Android Auto 11

What news is expected for Android Auto 11

Finally, say that More surprises are expected in future updates. Mainly because Google promised a series of improvements that they will add to their driving assistant.

For example, we will have a custom wallpaper, With it, users will be able to choose a personalized wallpaper for Android Auto, which will be displayed on the car screen.

On the other hand, It is known that the Google Assistant will have a new design in Android Auto, which will be simpler and more intuitive. Additionally, the contact selector will have a new design in Android Auto, which will be easier to use.

And if you have an electric car, we are going to give you great news with its new mode. Mainly because Android Auto will include a specific configuration for electric cars, which will allow users to control the car from the system screen.

Last but not least, another novelty has to do with Zoom, since Android Auto will allow you to use this video calling app to be used if you are with the vehicle parked.

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