The new Android Auto is here - APK Download

The most anticipated Android Auto Coolwalk update is now rolling out to several users on stable as well as beta channels. With the new AA UI at hand, many third-party apps including Waze, WhatsApp, Google Messages, etc now support the new Coolwalk interface. Here, download the latest Android Auto 8.8 APK with Coolwalk support and more.

We have discussed the new Coolwalk user interface extensively in our previous posts. It goes hand in hand with the Material you design introduced with Android 13. The new update is officially rolling out via stable and beta channels with the latest Android Auto v8.8.630.

Waze now supports Android Auto’s ‘Coolwalk’ dashboard. The latest beta update from Waze now supports the new UI.

Users have been eagerly waiting for the Waze update to support the new AA UI ever since Google released Coolwalk via beta channel. Users might see the new mapping app UI on Android Auto homescreen alongside music apps and other information.

Here is how the new Waze update looks like. Thanks to u/Bob_Loblaw_Law_Blog1.

The previous Android Auto 8.7 beta brought Coolwalk UI and tons of features and capabilities like WhatsApp calling and answer support, digital car key, Material You support, key sharing, and much more. After a couple of beta updates, build 8.7 is all ready for a stable release.

Users can look for the latest Android Auto 8.8 update directly through the Play Store. However, now all smartphones or car head units may receive it just yet. The easiest alternative is to download it directly from below and install it on your phone.

A wider rollout of the new AA Material You design is rolling out globally for those on the stable channel. With the new design, your favorite album art and recently-used apps will be added to the quick launcher for quick access.

Furthermore, you will soon be able to make WhatsApp calls directly from Android Auto. You will be able to accept incoming calls as well for a hands-free experience.

While you can already use and share your digital car key across Pixel and iPhone, Key sharing is coming to Samsung and Xiaomi phones with this update. Key sharing makes it easier to give trusted friends and family access to your car.

Learn more about what’s new with this update below.

Animation showcasing digital car key, Android Auto and cars with Google built-in

What’s new with Android Auto 8.8 update?

The new Coolwalk user interface (UI) is now available for all Android Auto users via stable channel. You must download the latest Android Auto v8.7 APK on your phone and connect it to the car head unit.

Read all about Android Auto Coodwalk UI here.

The new design focuses on three crucial tasks for drivers: navigation, communication with friends and family, and listening to music or podcasts.

Google Maps has been moved closer to the driver’s seat, allowing you to see where you’re headed at a glance.

The redesigned media card incorporates the best of Material You to highlight your favorite album art, and the new fast launcher allows you to access recently-used apps swiftly.

Furthermore, the split screen arrangement is adjustable to many screen sizes, so it looks seamless on all car displays with widescreen, portrait, or any other screen size.

Google Assistant now makes intelligent recommendations, such as missed call reminders, speedy arrival time-sharing, and instant access to music or podcasts.

On-screen shortcuts expedite message responses and phone calls to favorite contacts.

In addition, Google is introducing a seekable progress bar for music and podcasts so you may skip ahead in a song or episode.

Finally, starting with the latest Pixel and Samsung phones, you can soon make calls using WhatsApp with Android Auto.

You can currently share your digital car key between Pixel and iPhone to provide trusted friends and family access to your automobile.

Samsung phones will soon support key sharing, while Xiaomi users will be able to use and share digital auto keys later this year.

Cars with Google built-in bring Google Assistant, Google Maps, and more apps from Google Play directly to the car screen without relying on a phone, so drivers can just get in and go.

Read more about the new Android Auto Update from Google’s Blog. OR watch the video below.

YouTube video

If you are an Android Auto beta tester, follow this tutorial on how to force enable Coolwalk on any AA-enabled device.

Download Android Auto 8.8 APK (Stable version)

Here, download the latest stable Android Auto 8.8.630 APK featuring Coolwalk for all car displays, Material You Design, and Dark Theme for the phone settings app.

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 a wired connection.

Download Android Auto 8.8 Beta APK

Here, download the latest Android Auto 8.8.1303 beta APK featuring Coolwalk for all car displays, Material You Design, and Dark Theme for the phone settings app.

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 a wired connection.

The complete version is Android Auto 8.8.1303 beta.

Register for Android Auto Beta Tester

Download Android Auto from Play Store

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Troubleshooting Coolwalk

Tutorial: How to Enable Coolwalk on Android Auto without Root.

While Google enables Coolwalk via a server-side switch (for both beta and stable channels), many have received the update by forcing it.

Beta build does activate Coolwalk for many on the phone. However, when plugged phone to car, it was back to the old UI. Doing a data clean and reboot is recommended, and it will be back to coolwalk.

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