These are the map apps that you can use in Android Auto

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Android Auto is the solution of Google to to be able to continue using the phone while driving without putting ourselves at risk. For this reason, there are a number of applications specially designed for this tooleasily accessible from Android Auto, as what we are using in the screen of the car or with the mobile and a support.

Although there are not too many alternatives at the level of the navigation applications, you can use the two applications queens in this category. We will tell you what they are, and how you can use them in Android Auto.

Map Apps for Android Auto

Apps Maps Android Auto

Android Auto is only compatible with two applications of maps and navigation: Google Maps and Waze. However, it makes sense to explain what sense does it make that they are in Android Auto and how can we choose between one or the other.

If we look at the implementation of Android Auto and click on any of the addresses you have already registered, Google Maps opens by default. However, we can choose between Waze or Maps. To do this we must go to the bottom bar and click on the navigation button, the second from the left.

Have Maps and Waze integrated into Android Auto allows us to open them within its own interface, which implies that it is automatically opened in mode driving and become part of the interface of Auto

What happens when you click on one of these two options? That both open directly in the navigation mode. In the case of Waze, we have to manually insert the type of vehicle you’re in, while in Google Maps it is not necessary.

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In both cases the interface is modelled on that of the “normal”applications. However, the opening mode driving and that we have integrated within the company’s implementation of Android Auto (much easier and faster to dial numbers, change of applications and other) is an advantage.

If we are connecting our mobile to the car with Android Auto, to remind you that the interface is virtually identical to that of the mobile, so that we don’t have to follow the same steps to choose between one or the other application. Once we open Waze or Google Maps since we can use it within Android Auto.

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