Google this week announced that it’s some distance rolling out a important update to Android Auto that deemphasizes the phone model of the app.
“In case your car has Android Auto make stronger, you’ll start to glimpse the peaceable kind over the subsequent few weeks,” Google’s Rod Lopez explains. “These updates is perhaps no longer mirrored in Android Auto to your phone screen. We are able to be evolving the phone screen ride from Android Auto to the Assistant’s peaceable driving mode in some unspecified time in the future.”
So that’s absorbing, if mysterious. Nonetheless the updates to Android Auto—the model you glimpse on-screen to your car—are perhaps factual as absorbing. They consist of:
A peaceable look and feel. Previewed aid in Can even, Android Auto sports a brand peaceable kind that offers many, many improvements over its predecessor. A peaceable navigation bar lets you effortlessly get right to use your favourite apps. There’s a brand peaceable dark theme. And the UI adapts to the size and dimensions of your car’s show and now fills the total screen, no topic how huge the show.
Sooner get right to use to navigation. Now, it’s probably you’ll presumably presumably be in a neighborhood to configure your favourite navigation app to appear for your show in the occasion you connect Android Auto. For folk that already own a route loaded for your phone, this would presumably presumably also seem in Android Auto robotically.
Greater Assistant integration. Apps that provide Google Assistant make stronger will show a puny Assistant badge on their on-screen icons. You would possibly perhaps maybe presumably presumably also tap those icons to hear no topic info they provide. (For folk that tap the Google Calendar app, to illustrate, Assistant will uncover you about your schedule.)
Identify up the put you left off. Now, Android Auto will start taking half in no topic audio—music, audiobook, podcast, no topic—you had been listening to previously, and this would presumably presumably also playback from the put you left off. You would possibly perhaps maybe presumably presumably also receive a listing of esteem minded apps on the Google Play Retailer.
Missed call and unread message notifications. A peaceable notification button in the some distance honest appropriate of the navigation bar will mean it’s probably you’ll presumably presumably be in a neighborhood to get right to use your most modern calls, messages, and indicators. You would possibly perhaps maybe presumably presumably also additionally long-press this button, which appears to be like esteem a microphone, or allege “Hiya Google” to own the Google Assistant advantage assemble calls, send messages and skim your notifications.
Google says the peaceable kind will roll out in the subsequent few weeks.
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