A huge update is now rolling out for Android Auto via the stable channel featuring version 8.0.6. This is a follow-up on the previous Android Auto 8.0 beta update featuring several under-the-hood changes. The latest beta channel is preparing the app for the most anticipated Coolwalk UI overhaul. Here, download the latest Android Auto 8.0.6 APK for your Android device running Android 8.0+.
Android Auto is the only major competitor to Apple Car Play. Thus, Google has to keep it updated with new features, stability improvements, and bug fixes. Althpugh, there aren’t any significant changes in Android Auto 8.0.6, it is a critical update nonetheless.
It improves the app stability for most Android devices. Some users have reported the latest Android Auto 8.0 update runs quite smoothly on their devices. Google finally fixed the lag and clutter on the app for most devices. Many previously reported bugs have also been fixed. The app now runs smoothly on Android phones.
Unfortunately, Android Auto 8.0.6 also does not feature Coolwalk UI just yet. As Coolwalk UI is a server-side upgrade, you have to be one of the chosen one to get this new interface on your phone or your car display.
We may see a broad rollout of the new Coolwalk user interface soon with a coming update. Some predict it to come in mid-September.
You can force enable CoolWalk UI though, more on that below.
Android Auto Coodwalk UI
What we know for sure is that Google is working on a new Coolwalk UI for Android Auto in an upcoming update. A new version of Android Auto codenamed “Coolwalk” is seemingly in the works.
Most predicted that this will most likely come with Android Auto 8.0 update. While that’s not the case just yet, you may see it very soon.
Coolwalk will enable users to run numerous apps side by side in what seems to be a card-based interface. Coolwalk has a UI inspired by Apple CarPlay dashboard.
Google teased the new Android Auto UI last year and is still working on it. Checkout the new UI below.
Google’s Coolwalk upgrade has been highly anticipated, but the company has been quiet about it for now. Stay tuned for the latest update. Meanwhile, download the new version below.
Features of Android Auto
Android Auto has numerous features that you can put to use for a smarter and more entertaining ride with fewer unsafe distractions. Some of them are listed below:
- Use either your phone screen or car display.
- Call Contacts while keeping your hands on the wheel.
- This platform is integrated with the OK Google feature(Google Assistant), which means you can control this platform with the help of your voice.
- Easily stream your favorite music from apps like Spotify, Youtube Music, Pandora music, etc.
- Distraction-free user interface.
- Support messaging apps like Skype, Hangouts, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Telegram, etc.
Users can take the advantage of this platform in any vehicle which offers integration with the platform. There are more than 500 different vehicles that offer this support. Some of these include Nissan, Toyota, Hyundai, Ford, etc.
Latest Stable Android Auto 8.0.6 APK Download
In order to use Android Auto in your vehicle, you must have an Android phone running 8.0.6 or above and a high-quality USB cable for wired connection. The latest version available is Android Auto – Google Maps, Media & Messaging 7.9 on the stable channel and v8.0 on the beta channel.
Currently, very few devices are compatible with this app, and you cannot download this app on those devices through Play Store. You can check the full list on Play Store here.
If you don’t see the latest Android Auto 8.0 update on the Play Store, then download the APK directly from below. This will get you the latest stable version on your Android device.
- Android Auto APK v8.0.6 (arm64) | Telegram Channel | AFH Mirror
- Android Auto APK v8.0.6 (arm-v7a) | Telegram Channel | AFH Mirror
The complete version is Android Auto 8.0.123204-release.daily beta (arm64-v8a) (Android 8.0+).
Download Android Auto from Play Store
Android Auto 8.0 Beta
Android Auto is a wonderful app to have. The self-driving car may be the automobile’s distant future, but the near future is already in your pocket and it’s pretty awesome.
How to enable Coolwalk on Android Auto?
You can force enable Coolwalk UI on Android Auto if your device is rooted using a tool called AA-Tweaker. This tool can apply patches to Google Play Services that will enable some extra functionality on Android Auto such as the Collwalk Interface.
- Download the latest Android Auto APK from above.
- Download the latest AA-Tweaker here.
- Install the AA-Tweaker APK on your device.
- Launch it and apply patches.
- Restart your phone.
- Launch Android Auto app.
Enjoy Coolwalk on AA.