- Oct 6, 2011
- Reaction score
Android Auto is a pretty exciting new product from Google. The only real drawback here is that it turns out to be another device that you will have to buy. It is actually a pretty expensive venture when you consider you have to buy an all new headunit for your cars stereo system, and then you will need to pay to have it installed. Many Android Auto updates will set you back around $800 which is a huge bummer especially if you have already spent as much on a fresh new flagship phone. Wouldn't it be nice if you could just use that shiny new flagship phone to run Android Auto, and just buy a cheap mount for your phone?
Their is a new app called AutoMate that will turn all phones into Android Auto head units. This is still a beta app and is not yet official. AutoMate will give you easy access to Google Maps navigation, phone, music, and other apps used while driving. The interface is designed to help drivers focus on the task at hand while helping them along the way. You can get in on the Beta testing by heading to the link below to join the Google+ Beta community. Then you will need to request to join the beta from the play link.
Google+ Beta Community