While Android Auto users therefore struggled with all kinds of bugs, those part of the Apple ecosystem and relying on CarPlay behind the wheel enjoyed a much more stable and refined experience.
At some level, it was all thanks to Apple’s walled garden, which despite coming with plenty of restrictions also reduces the likelihood of bugs on multiple fronts.
So at the end of the day, CarPlay has always been considered the more reliable alternative to Android Auto, and there’s no doubt many actually made the switch to Apple’s platform in search of the milk and honey they’ve been promised.
But right now, there’s a lot happening in both worlds. And in many regards, not only that CarPlay is getting worse, but Android Auto itself is getting crazy good.
Relying on CarPlay for daily driving after the update to iOS 15 has been a risky approach, as this iOS update introduced bugs the typical Apple user would have never imagined.
The Android Auto community, on the other hand, is being spoiled with so much good news lately.
First of all, the new features. Google has already announced an all-new driving mode that will replace Android Auto for phones, and obviously, it comes with plenty of improvements supposed to make the experience overall more modern.
Then, Android Auto has been updated with games – while such a concept seems ridiculous at first glance, the games are only allowed when the car is not in motion, so they’re a great way to make waiting less boring – as well…