Android Auto gets an upgrade that allows you to run apps in a split screen and also enjoy a new, updated interface. Here are all the details. </p><div id="entryArticle"> <!-- elements start -->
Android Auto is getting an upgrade to make the driving experience a little better! If you rely on your Android phone and Google services to get around town, the Android Auto interface becomes your car’s infotainment screen a must. And Google is now updating it to get the most out of it. Most of it has to do with the user interface that now looks more modern than ever, and Google I brought more video content as well as the ability to cast in the foreground. Basically, your car’s infotainment screens are about to get rich with features.
Google says that the new Android Auto interface prioritizes the three main functions drivers use the most – navigation, media and messaging. “This summer, Android Auto will launch an all-new interface that will help you get directions faster, control your media more easily and have more functionality at your fingertips,” says Google.
Android Auto just got better for cars
In order to maintain a uniform focus on these functions, Android Auto brings a new split screen mode. With split screen mode, now standard across all screen types and sizes, you’ll have access to your most used features in one place – no need to go back to your home screen or scroll through the app list. With navigation and media always on, you won’t have to worry about missing a turn Next while changing your favorite podcast to navigate,” says Google.
And the best part is that the interface can adapt to different screen sizes, whether in portrait mode or widescreen, and even more. Thus, whatever type of screen your car has, Android Auto will adapt its dimensions in the right way.
Then there’s the Google Assistant which will bring up more contextual suggestions like suggested responses to messages, play recommended music, and more. “In addition to using your voice, you can now quickly send messages and call your favorite contacts with just one tap, and reply to messages simply by selecting a suggested response on the screen,” Google says.
For cars running Android Automotive OS, they will have access to more streaming videos like Tubi and Epix Now along with YouTube. These models will also allow you to browse the web from the car screen and even send your content from the phone to the screen.