Android Auto to get updated user interface soon, will feature Dark Mode

Ruben Fields
May 8, 2019

Google also says that it has enhanced the UI with colorful accents and new fonts which help improve visibility. Android Auto will immediately continue playing your media, according to Lopez, and show your navigation app of choice.

Connectivity apps like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay have become immensely popular these days.

Credit: GoogleFor example, if the display is now dedicated to Waze navigation, but you're simultaneously streaming music from Spotify, that bottom space will display playback controls.

Music on Android Auto is a little bit finicky.

Wide Screen Support - Android Auto will now adapt to wider screens in cars so that you can see more information on-screen at once if you have a bigger screen. You will also get to access all the notifications from an updated Navigation bar.

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For those that have a connected home that operates via Google's home apps, a Google Assistant-integrated auto might one day have the ability to remotely control your home or office air-conditioning, check your security system, spy on your neighbours, turn your lights on, heat up something in your microwave, order dinner to be delivered and feed your pet. all via a simple "OK, Google!" Now, there will be a new, separate notification center that shows recent calls, messages, and alerts.

The old philosophy behind providing Google Now-style snippets of information on the home screen, like weather and navigation, made a lot of sense on paper - though it was hardly the most intuitive experience in practice.

Unlike Android Auto, you won't be able to upgrade your existing vehicle to Android Automotive OS. Named Android Automotive OS, the upcoming Polestar 2 (Polestar is the performance subsidiary of Volvo Cars) will be the first auto to use the new OS in its infotainment system.

When you sync your Android smartphone to your car's infotainment system in a few months, expect a darker look. While all of our eyes will be on Android Q and Google's upcoming midrange smartphones, the Pixel 3a and the Pixel 3a XL, Google will also be taking some time to announce improvements/polishments to some of their current services, and maybe even announce some new services. Huawei's EMUI skin has offered the same navigation gestures for some time now, as has Xiaomi and a slate of other Chinese brands.

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