Google Maps competitor comes to Android Auto with significant restrictions

Google Maps competitor comes to Android Auto with significant restrictions

This week, Russian company Yandex did the same thing, bringing its navigation software to Android Auto and therefore offering a car-optimized experience for those who connect their Android mobile devices to the head unit in the car. As you could easily figure out, the essential feature package is all there, so you’re getting the typical navigation capabilities that include voice prompts to help you figure out which way to go without looking at the screen, traffic camera and speed limit alerts, real-time updates on traffic, as well as support for offline maps to continue the navigation without an Internet connection.

Google’s decision to open up Android Auto to more third-party app categories has been met with widespread enthusiasm by users, largely because it paves the way for a larger app ecosystem that would include not only software released by the search giant itself, but also alternatives from around the world. And, in recent months, the number of applications joining the Android Auto party has expanded, particularly in the navigation sector, where more developers have begun to roll out alternatives to Google Maps and Waze.

In other words, Yandex.Maps sounds like a worthy alternative to Google Maps, though the biggest problem is that it comes with one huge limitation. It’s only available for Russian users, and the parent company explains that the Android Auto support requires a Yandex Plus subscription. This means you can’t use the app in your car unless you’re paying, but on the other hand, the current version listed on the Google Play Store features a 3-month trial to let you see what it’s all about without paying.

Certainly, this shortcoming will affect its adoption on Android Auto, so most people would still stick with Google Maps and Waze, but even so, the debut of Yandex.Maps in the car is the living proof that more developers are finally interested in bringing their apps to the head units inside our vehicles.

The News Highlights

  • Google Maps competitor comes to Android Auto with significant restrictions
  • Check the latest update on Security news
  • .

Disclaimer: If you need to edit or update this news from compsmag then kindly contact us Learn more

For Latest News Follow us on Google News


Latest Headlines
  • Show all
  • Trending News
  • Popular By week
European stocks rise on defensives, but week continues to fall
European stocks rise on defensives, but week continues to fall
Travel and tourism stocks, financial services , healthcare and utilities led gains in Europe, rising between 1.5% and 2.0%, lifting the pan-European STOXX ...
Two friends are developing a phone app to help women share breast milk
Two friends are developing a phone app to help women share breast milk
Castleman says this will be the first phone app of its kind. She says it will work for both Androids and iPhones. She says the app will work as a dating app. ...
Fraudulent Apple Customer Service Costs a Woman $1,500
Fraudulent Apple Customer Service Costs a Woman $1,500
“The woman answered, she said she would be more than happy to help me,” Pridemore said. Scam numbers pop up during web searches The number she called wasn’t ...
21Shares, a Swiss ETP issuer, enters the US market with two cryptocurrency index funds
21Shares, a Swiss ETP issuer, enters the US market with two cryptocurrency index funds
The two products will only be available to accredited investors and are 21Shares’ first crypto investment products for US customers. 21Shares, a Swiss ...
Following Powell's comments, stock futures rallied to extend gains
Following Powell’s comments, stock futures rallied to extend gains
The S&P 500 contract rose somewhat. The blue-chip index rose 2% to 4,088.85 at the close of Tuesday’s regular trading session. The Nasdaq rose 2.8 ...
Goal to solve call log data scraping case with Android users
Goal to solve call log data scraping case with Android users
Facebook says that after the lawsuit was filed, it stopped uploading the call and text log data through. Android users asked a federal judge in California to ...
'Retail Apocalypse': Inflation-driven profit cuts rock Wall Street
‘Retail Apocalypse’: Inflation-driven profit cuts rock Wall Street
Retail profits were hit by higher staffing expenses, bloated inventories, and more expensive fuel, leading to a market collapse that saw Wall Street post its ...
Thousands of people queue for gasoline and gas in Sri Lanka despite warnings of food crisis
Thousands of people queue for gasoline and gas in Sri Lanka despite warnings of food crisis
As citizens rushed to stock up on fuel, which is largely imported and in critically low supply due to the government’s lack of foreign cash, lines formed in ...
Daimler India reports 48% growth in truck sales last year
Daimler India reports 48% growth in truck sales last year
“Despite supply chain headwinds, rising input costs, rising fuel prices and the impact of the pandemic, we closed the year with a 48 per cent increase in ...
BRICS bank opens India regional office in GIFT City in Gujarat
BRICS bank opens India regional office in GIFT City in Gujarat
Working in close coordination with the NDB Headquarters, the Indian Regional Office will focus on project origination including initial project preparation ...
Show next
We will be happy to hear your thoughts

Leave a reply

Compsmag - Latest News In Tech and Business
Logo