Google’s Android Auto just got another update, and this time around, it seems to fix a long-standing issue. Android Auto is in the process of supporting Android’s Work Profiles feature.
About APK Insight: In this “APK Insight” article, we have decompiled the latest version of an app that Google uploaded to the Play Store. When we decompile these files (called APKs, in the case of Android apps), we are able to see different lines of code in this clue about possible future functionality. Keep in mind that Google may or may never provide these features, and our interpretation of what they are may be flawed. However, we will try to activate the ones that are about to be completed to show you what they will look like in the event that they are dispatched. With that in mind, read on.
Work profiles in Android Auto
Android Auto 6.4 channels, now rolling out to the Play Store, say work profile support will be added very soon, if not already live. The channels in question directly mention “grant work profile permission” among the related terms. This is a late feature for Google, as work profile support in Android Auto has been a point of contention for some users for years.
“Allows Android Auto to display work profile data while driving.” “Work profile data” “Grant professional profile permission” “Permissions”
We don’t have access to a pro profile at the moment to test if it’s already live on Android Auto, but if you do, drop a comment below or send us an email. You will need to be on Android Auto 6.4.
As a reminder, professional profiles on Android and, by extension, Android Auto, allow users to separate their applications and other data from their personal applications without the need for multiple phones. It’s unclear exactly what the functionality will look like on Android Auto’s interface.
The connectivity troubleshooter disappears
In the previous Android Auto update, we spotted a new feature called “Connectivity Troubleshooter” that would help users troubleshoot connection issues. In this update, these channels have been removed from the app. However, not all channels have been removed, so it’s possible that Google won’t fully pull this idea off.
Notably, however, Google has added strings that point to an initial setup pop-up that links to a Google Support article.
“” If this is your first time using Android Auto, this Google Support article will help you get started. “” “Open the Google help center” “I need help with the configuration”
On a related note, the app also adds a pop-up that informs users that their phone must support 5 GHz Wi-Fi in order to use Android Auto wirelessly. As this feature expands to more users, this is a good pop-up, although we think most people won’t see it, as it looks like the pop-up will only appear. on devices that do not support 5 GHz.
”This phone does not support connection to 5 GHz Wi-Fi access points. Android Auto Wireless requires a 5 GHz compatible phone. Please try to use Android Auto with USB cable. “ “The phone does not support 5 GHz Wi-Fi connections”
Google Play Music deleted
The service has been closed for quite a while now, but it has just been completely phased out. Google Play Music has been completely removed from Android Auto starting with version 6.4. The channel below was one of the last ones left in the app referring to the slain streaming service.
“Google Play Music”
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