What you need to know

  • A number of Reddit users reported that they can now open Google Maps on their phones while Android Auto is active.
  • This functionality was briefly available to some users in February, but was later removed.
  • Its reappearance was noticed a few days ago by some, and it now shows up for a larger group of users, indicating that it is here to stay.

Google Maps can now display navigation on both your phone and head unit at the same time, suggesting that Android Auto’s simultaneous-use feature has returned after a brief appearance earlier this year.

A number of users took to Reddit to report that they’re now able to open the navigation app on their phones as Android Auto is being engaged simultaneously (via Android Police). This functionality went live for a limited set of users in February but was later removed after a few days.

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