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Waze-Android Auto: Is Google Blocking The Move?

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Towards the end of 2016, the developers of Waze revealed that they are hoping for the map app to get integrated on Android Auto by Q1 this year. The news got many excited as Waze will function as a much better replacement to the stock in-car navigation system.

Well, we are already in Q1 and Waze is still not available on Android Auto. What gives?

If a recent report is to be believed, Waze’s entry into Android Auto is actually being blocked by Google. Until Google gives the green light, there is no way Waze can get integrated on Android Auto. The report further explained that Google is silently giving Google Maps a head start so that they can gain more users.

It is pretty strange because Waze is now managed by Google so why is the tech giant still worried about the app’s user count? Either way, nothing is for certain at the moment hence you should take it with a grain of salt. We hope to hear for a clarification from Waze about this.