Google I/O is mosting likely to begin later on today, however prior to the large program begins, Google has actually pressed out a very early statement: Android Auto is obtaining a face-lift. Google’s upgrade will not get here till “This summer,” however we obtain screenshots today revealing all the considerable brand-new enhancements.
Google states, “The new interface is built to help you get on the road faster, show more useful information at a glance, and simplify common tasks while driving.” In previous variations of Android Auto, a system bar at the end of the display housed 5 application symbols: Maps, Contacts, Home, Music, and also a “car” display (which really did not have much usage). The brand-new variation gets rid of the application shortcuts from the system bar’s navigating and also rather transforms it right into a miniature application bar. There’s a “Home” switch” left wing, alert and also voice switches on the right, and also a center area that wisely shows a little user interface from either navigating or your media application. With the Map open, you’ll obtain songs controls near the bottom. With the songs open, you’ll see your following turn details.
With a lot of the application navigating capabilities eliminated from the system bar, Android Auto is switching over to a reliable application grid for application navigating. This grid of applications is currently the brand-new residence display, and also the acquainted checklist of alerts and also recommendations (Android Auto’s old residence display) currently lives under the bell switch.
The entire application obtains a darker color design, and also Google keeps in mind that it ought to be much more adaptable and also stretch to fit even more cars and truck displays effectively. Google additionally points out that Android Auto will certainly currently begin playing media when you initially begin the cars and truck, and also it will certainly launch your navigating application of option.
Android Auto usually goes a long period of time in between upgrades, and also a large factor for that is the lawful bureaucracy that features upgrading a cars and truck infomercial system. Google requires the OKAY from lots of safety and security regulating bodies around the globe prior to it can do a rollout, so pressing any type of brand-new code is basically a headache.
Google is sharing these screenshots in advance of Google I/O, which ought to have a little bit much more details regarding the brand-new Android Auto UI. While this is all simply describing the Android Auto application, which calls for a connected Android phone and also a suitable cars and truck, we’re additionally intending to discover more regarding the baked-in variation of Android Auto (often called Android Automotive”), which will certainly be set up straight to the cars and truck equipment.
We’ll watch for even more Android Auto information, and also we’ll leave you with Google’s brand-new marketing video clip:
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