Published: Thu, May 09, 2019
Tech | By Constance Martin

Android Auto gets new look, simplified interaction

Android Auto gets new look, simplified interaction

According to Lopez, Android Auto is now supported on over 500 individual vehicle models from 50 different brands globally.

Android Auto now has an enhanced persistent navigation bar that resides at the bottom of the UI, giving you easy access to media controls and turn-by-turn directions. Nowhere is that more visible than with the ever-increasing number of devices that receive early beta Android releases. When introducing the Pixel 3a line, Google said it wanted to make a high-end smartphone experience available for all users as part of a concerted effort to deviate from the trend of ever-expensive premium smartphones. Some of the new features include using the camera to enable AR search results, navigating Pixel phones with the Google Assistant, and captions for nearly any video - with no internet needed to create them.

"There's never been a better time to be a developer", Kurian said, citing new user interfaces such as voice and camera, cloud computing and Google Assistant's AI functionality. That's a welcome change, as I can personally say there's nothing more annoying than an obnoxiously bright screen blinding you on a long night drive.

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The fact that many Android phonemakers, such as Samsung, are notoriously slow to roll out the latest versions of the software to their customers' devices (if they arrive at all) certainly doesn't help. Flutter for embedded devices has already been used by Google to power some of the features on its new Nest Hub Max devic. If someone calls you, you can accept these buttons quickly or reject them with a message. "Under Settings, you'll also find a new Location section that gives you more transparency and granular control over the location data you share with apps".

Your phone can become the ultimate dashboard screen with Google Assistant's upcoming "driving mode". Google sided with Verizon as its official launch partner but the device will also be coming to T-Mobile, Sprint, and US Cellular.

Android users will be able to kick the tires on Android Auto's new look this summer.

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