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Yunsu Choi

Android Auto Standalone mode isn't available in South Korea

Hi, recently Android Auto launched in South Korea with supported Cars.
but the Android Auto's Standalone mode isn't supported only in South Korea. Not even prompts when going to be possible.
If any plan about it, please reply this article to share news to other Korean AA users. 
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Don - Android Auto Team
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You are able to use Android Auto in standalone mode by downloading and installing the Android Auto app from the Google Play Store. Once you do that, you can open the app on your phone. Please let us know if you have additional questions!

Original Poster
Yunsu Choi
Did you really read my question? or asked to Google Korea employees? 
See the attachment screenshots. This is the only screen when you open the app in South Korea.
There is NO standalone mode.

Please read carefully the question. 

ps. my phone is fully updated. 
Android 8.0. 
Android Auto app version 3.4.582534-release
GooglePlayService verison 12.8.74.
Yurim - Android Auto team
Yurim - Android Auto team
안녕하세요! 약간의 오해가 있었던 것 같네요. 말씀하신 것처럼 대한민국에서는 모바일 앱 단독 사용을 현재 지원하고 있지 않습니다. 현재로서는 지원 시기에 대해서 구체적으로 말씀드릴 수 없다는 점 양해해주시면 감사하겠습니다. 
Justin Swanson
Justin Swanson
Why is it not available?
It makes no sense unless there is some regulation driving reason. Which I would question because DMB is still everywhere but it would be like Korea to block an app that's designed to be used while driving.
By the way, it was working until about a month ago and an update stopped it from working. A message explaining what happened would have been nice since I thought something was wrong with my phone or car.
I was having issues getting it to work before the official launch for head units. Since it's my wife's car, with the head unit I haven't been able to test it much with my phone.
Original Poster
Yunsu Choi
Yurim(an employee of Google) said, 
"HI! It looks like there was some misunderstanding. As you said, Korea does not currently support standalone mode. At this time, I would appreciate your understanding that I can not give specific details about the timing of support."

She doesn't mentioned why or when will be available to use standalone mode. 
As other phone navigation apps(T map, Daum map, Kakao Navi, etc) works as standalone mode, maybe some sort of hidden contract with Car manufactures in Korea.
Also there is no regulations about Standalone mode.
I am very disappointing.
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