Google seems to be paying more and more attention to Android Auto. From this summer, Google’s operating system for the car, therefore, looks completely different. You can expect these 4 improvements.
Android Auto dark mode on the way: 4 improvements
The update has been announced a day before the start of the Google I / O 2019 via a blog post. Google explains that the update is primarily intended to make driving with Android Auto safer, easier and more intuitive. The operating system also gets a big makeover.
Safer on the road
First, Google renounces the traditional home screen. Instead, you get a navigation bar at the bottom that adapts to the situation. For example, when you are navigating in Google Maps you can see in a small music player showing which song Spotify is currently playing. When you get a call you get a pop-up at the top of the screen.
New home screen
By pressing the leftmost button on the navigation bar you will be taken to the completely renewed home screen. Here you can see your most used apps and most recently received text messages and calls. By pressing the button on the right, you can talk to the Google Assistant. Google says that you have to tap the screen a lot less often thanks to the new layout. This makes it much safer.
Google brings its dark mode to more and more apps and now it is Android Auto’s turn. When you are in the car at night, the updated color scheme is a lot nicer for your eyes. The black mode is switched on as standard and therefore no longer changes automatically based on the time. All apps must take into account the dark mode of Android Auto.
Boarding and driving
Finally, Android Auto will automatically continue with where you left off. As soon as you turn on the app, Spotify, for example, immediately continues with the number you ended the previous car ride with. By saying ‘Hey Google’ you can also immediately specify a new route without taking your hands off the wheel.
New Android Auto Release Date
The updated Android Auto is coming out this summer, but Google doesn’t mention a specific release date. It is clear that the search engine has big plans for its mobile operating system. For example, Android Auto is now suitable for wide screens, an update for electric cars is underway and Toyota also finally supports Android Auto.