Google brings Android Auto to the telephone
Earlier this yr, Google introduced its plans to convey Android Auto, its phone-centric in-car infotainment platform, “to every car” by launching it as a stand-alone Android app, too. It’s taken some time, however the firm right this moment launched an replace to the Android Auto app for — nicely — Android that makes good on this promise. Even when your automobile isn’t Android Auto appropriate, now you can get all the advantages of Android Auto with out the price of a brand new mid-size sedan.
So what’s the purpose of that? Android Auto on the telephone offers you with a simplified interface that mixes instructions, music, and incoming messages into a comparatively distraction free expertise. That’s basically the identical interface you’d see on an in-car show with Android Auto assist. Android Auto works with standard apps like Spotify, Pandora, Google Maps and others.
Like all issues Google, the app may also quickly allow you to use “Ok Google” instructions to make use of instructions, ship messages and management your music.
One sensible factor Google has finished right here is given customers the flexibility to robotically begin the app when the telephone is paired along with your automobile’s Bluetooth community.
The Android Auto app is appropriate with any telephone that runs Android 5.zero and newer. Google says the replace will roll out to customers in additional than 30 nations over the course of the subsequent few days, so should you don’t see it but, don’t despair and purchase an Audi A6 simply so that you don’t really feel ignored.