Google has began rolling out the new Android Auto to the first set of customers worldwide, with the firm claiming that full availability can be reached in the subsequent weeks.
Announced earlier this 12 months, the overhauled Android Auto encompasses a redesigned app launcher, which makes it a lot simpler to search out your apps and, extra importantly, the one you used the most. Favorite apps at the moment are positioned in the high row of the app launcher, so in case you’re similar to me and utilizing principally Google Maps, Spotify, and cellphone, the first row is just about all you want.
But what I believe is the most helpful enchancment is the new navigation bar.
Beginning with this launch, the navigation bar encompasses a dynamic strategy, which signifies that it adapts to what you’ve gotten on the display. Google explains its conduct:
“The new navigation bar sits at the bottom of your display, and allows you to manage multiple apps, more easily. So if you’re listening to music, you won’t miss your next turn; or if you’re following directions, you can still easily pause or skip a song. You can also jump straight to your app running in the background with one tap.”
While some customers managed to get entry to the new Android Auto UI by putting in the newest model of the app, particularly 4.5.5928, it’s necessary to know it is a server-side swap. In different phrases, Google can be enabling this facelift for customers progressively, so when the time comes, you must see the new UI in your automobile as properly.
Many tried to delete the app cache and restart their telephones, however that doesn’t make any distinction until Google permits the replace in your gadget.
Most usually, the new Android Auto will get you thru the first-run setup display as soon as once more, so be sure you’re in parking mode to finish the wizard.