Android Auto will stop working in these versions of Android

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Texts within the Android Auto 11.0 APK clearly indicate that the application is preparing to say goodbye to old versions of Android. When we try to open it, we will get the text “To continue using Android Auto, update your phone.”

For years, the minimum version of Android with which Android Auto could be used was Android Marshmallow from 2015, but since last year the new updates require Android Oreo or higher. Those who continue with Marshmallow or Nougat could continue using it with the latest version compatible with the system, but this old version is about to stop working.

If you want Android Auto, you need Oreo

The minimum requirement to use Android Auto is Android Oreo since last year, as Google establishes on the Android Auto support page. Now, Android Auto still works on older versions of Android with old versions of Android Auto.

This is because Google simply stopped releasing Android Auto updates compatible with versions prior to Oreo, but old versions still worked on mobile phones with Marshmallow or Nougat, despite not receiving any news.

Now, Google is preparing to prevent these old versions of Android from continuing to work, as they have discovered in 9to5Google after analyzing the texts of the application in version 11.0. They are generic texts, which Google can reuse each time it raises the minimum requirements for Android Auto:

Update Android

To continue using Android Auto, update your phone to the latest version of Android.

These texts are not yet visible (which would be impossible in any case, because Android Auto 11.0 requires Oreo at least to install), although it would not be the first time that Google updates an old application to add this type of noticeas happened with Google Play Music.

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