Google finally released the much-anticipated Android Auto v8 in the stable channel after long being stuck at v7.8. Simultaneously releasing the Android Auto 8.2 beta version, which includes new features, improved stability, and bug fixes. Today, the firm released the latest Android Auto 8.2 APK under stable channel for Android 8.0 or later. Download APK below.
With Android Auto 8.0, Google integrated the new Coolwalk interface source code. However, it won’t activate unless the firm releases a server-side update to unlock the brand new Coolwalk UI. You may also want to keep the Google Play Store and Play Services APK updated.
For select users, Google is testing the Coolwalk UI feature. However, there is a catch. Some users have reported that the Coolwalk UI is unlocked by using a PC head unit emulation with a screen resolution of 1280×720 or higher. It may also enable CoolWalk UI for automobile display systems with the same or larger screen size.
Alternatively, you may use the latest APK from stable AA 8.2 to force activate Coolwalk UI on any Android Auto. More on that below.
Apart from Coolwalk, Android Auto 8.2 is a brand new stable update featuring several under-the-hood changes.
Android Auto Coodwalk UI
Google is working on a new Android Auto update codenamed “Coolwalk.” The app is seemingly in the works and a global rollout is coming soon.
Maybe look forward to the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro launch event held on October 7, 2022. Google may unveil the Coolwalk for Android Auto.
Coolwalk is Google’s own implementation similar to the Apple CarPlay dashboard. It is very similar in user interface and user experience to the CarPlay dashboard.
Coolwalk will enable users to run numerous apps side by side in what seems to be a card-based interface.
Google teased the new Android Auto UI last year and is still working on it. Checkout the new UI below.
Features of Android Auto 8.2
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.
New Android Auto 8.2 Beta APK Download
In order to use Android Auto in your vehicle, you must have an Android phone running 8.0 or above and a high-quality USB cable for wired connection. The latest version available is Android Auto – Google Maps, Media & Messaging 8.0 on the stable channel and v8.1 on the beta channel.
Currently, there are very few devices that 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 7.5 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 v8.2 (arm64) | Telegram Channel | APK Mirror
- Android Auto APK v8.2 (arm-v7a) | Telegram Channel | APK Mirror
The complete version is Android Auto 8.2.623904-release (arm64-v8a) (Android 8.0+).
More stable versions:
Android Auto 8.2 Beta Tester
Download Android Auto from Play Store
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 force 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.
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