Google gives Android Auto a facelift

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If you have Google Maps open, the new driving mode will let you call people or play music by giving voice commands. Some devices that launched more than three years ago will also get security updates from time to time; majority will get these updates only when it's necessary, but some-like the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy A5 (2016)-will get them on a quarterly schedule even in their fourth year.

With the update, Android Auto is set to ditch its card-style user interface and instead adopt a new launcher with a more intuitive icon-based design, akin to the UI found in most Android smartphones these days. A new navigation bar provides control over directions, media, and calling/messaging all on the same screen.

Google's Android Auto is getting a freshing for summer. While Google had not updated these figures since October 2018, Google I/O 2019 finally saw the company refreshing numbers on the versions of Android that are in use. Drivers can choose to respond at a time when it's convenient during their trip. For example, Android Auto's update focuses on making more useful information available with fewer screen taps. It'll block most app alerts and notifications while allowing important contacts like your family members to reach you. 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. Apart from that, "Hey Google" can be also used to navigate or toggle any functions. If someone calls you, you can accept these buttons quickly or reject them with a message.

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Google Assistant also gets a new driving mode, which allows users to get things done handsfree while they are driving.

Finally, Google is working more closely with manufacturers, like Volvo's Polestar, Mitsubishi, Renault and Nissan, to launch its full infotainment platform in more cars in the near future, according to Engadget.

Android users will be able to kick the tires on Android Auto's new look this summer. It's an alternative to frameworks such as Facebook Inc.'s React Native, and its apps are built using Google's Dart programming language.

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