Third-party Navigation Apps Are Now Available For Google’s Android Auto Users - The Next Tech

Third-party Navigation apps are now available for Google’s Android Auto users

by Amelia Scott — 3 years ago in Development 2 min. read

Good news for Android Auto users who hate Google derived maps — third-party navigation apps are now available!

For the majority of its lifetime, Android Auto only offered complete support for Google Maps or even Waze for navigation. Other mapping apps would operate, but they have been limited to the telephone port.

But with information that offline mapping app Sygic has established a beta build on Android Auto this week, users have yet another alternative.

I am sure this things to somebody out there, though I have never had difficulties with using Google Maps for navigation whilst driving.

Now Android Auto supports apps such as Sygic, users can watch the entire navigation and maps perspective in their car’s head unit display.

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The principal upside down to Sygic is the fact that it is intended to operate offline right from the box. It is ideal for those who do not have much data in your mobile app or venture off the beaten track where you may not have reception.

What is more, Sygic additionally has a particular truck navigation attribute. This attribute is not just great for truckers, but also for RVs, caravans, buses, and trucks, as it blatantly paths drivers to the best streets for their automobile, a feature missing from Google Maps.

Possessing complete Android automobile support adds yet another degree of integration and should make visual navigation instructions easier to follow.

Additionally, it means motorists can pair their telephone and not need to touch it … which would be prohibited if you’d like.
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Finally though, viewing the very first non-Google mapping app finally make it into Android Auto is a fantastic thing as it gives motorists more option to obtain an app which is right for their driving requirements. Regrettably, there is no word if Sygic intends on taking this app from beta and turning out to more users.

Hopefully, this is the first of third-party mapping apps which may find their way to the auto integration app. If they do, it might make Android Auto more useful, to a great deal more folks.

Amelia Scott

Amelia is a content manager of The Next Tech. She also includes the characteristics of her log in a fun way so readers will know what to expect from her work.

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