Android Auto Coolwalk interface is now available in beta version

Android Auto Coolwalk interface is now available in beta version


The long-awaited new interface for Android Auto is now available: Android Auto Coolwalk. This improves interaction with on-screen apps in the car. You can have two different apps open side by side, like Spotify and Google Maps.

Android Auto Coolwalk

Androidworld reader Marc van de Wijngaart noticed the Coolwalk option when he got into the car. He says: “On my Hyundai Ioniq 5 with Android Auto beta version, I have been shown the long-awaited Coolwalk interface on Samsung S21 NL Android 13 version without root.” He points out that the TomTom app doesn’t work well with it. it works. , because the toolbar on the right is closed with the settings buttons. You can use the whole screen. The images in this article are from Marc and his Google Maps and Spotify in different proportions: 1/3, 2/3 and a combination.

Car interface

That capability is similar to the Carplay Dashboard option and is great for multitasking. Although you shouldn’t take too much work here: after all, it’s still a car interface and therefore it’s important to keep your eyes on the road.

You can already use split-screen within Android Auto, but that was only with widescreen screens. Thanks to walk in the cold This modern interface now comes on every car screen, no matter how big or small that screen is. The buttons are laid out in such a way that you can still use both apps very well: even if your screen is on the small side.

Android Auto Coolwalk interface is now available in beta version

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A little late

Google itself did not announce that the update will come now, as it is only for beta testers. It has nothing to do with the fact that Coolwalk wanted to be very cool by coming a little late to the party. It was actually supposed to be released in the summer, but obviously it didn’t work out.

Now available for testers. So it is still in beta and the app is not finished yet. When the new interface will be officially launched, Google has not said. It will probably only then send a message about this new interface. If you are a beta tester, you can already use it, but note the necessary bugs.

Android Auto Coolwalk interface is now available in beta version

Only in beta

If you’re not in the beta program but want to install the beta via the APK installer, it might mean you don’t see Coolwalk yet. That’s because it requires some configuration on the server side. Maybe you should be officially registered for the beta program (what is possible here)

It’s a wonderful life indeed, Marc! Thanks for the tip.