Google updates the Android Auto app with a new split-screen interface
The new 3-screen split mode will be available this summer. The company is also reportedly working on features like streaming the app directly from phones to the vehicle screen.
Google has announced the introduction of a new 3-screen split mode for the Android Auto in-car app. In the new updates, which users can download from the Google PlayStore, now offers a new look with a split-screen interface.
“Over the years, we’ve discovered that there are three main features that drivers prioritize in their car: navigation, media and communication. Android Auto will roll out an all-new interface that will help you get directions faster, control your media more easily, and have more features at your fingertips,” Google said in a blog post outlining all the changes to Android Auto. ‘application.
Android Auto is an in-car app launched by Google in 2014 that lets you use an in-car navigation system by connecting your smartphone to the dashboard. Recently, improvements have been made to functions, such as the possibility of connecting smartphones wirelessly, or the possibility of using Android Auto on smartphones only.
According to Google’s announcement, Android Auto will be able to use 3-screen split mode for any screen size in the future. The larger part of the screen shows maps and navigation, the smaller screen shows music, podcasts, audio controls, and the other smaller screen shows Google Assistant suggestions.
This lets you view clocks, estimated drive times, text and phone notifications, and more at any time. You can also ask the Google Assistant to read the content of the message and respond with your own voice. And at the bottom or left of the screen, you’ll see the clock, signal status, battery level, notifications, app view, and Google Assistant.
The new 3-screen split mode will be available this summer. The company is also reportedly working on features like streaming the app directly from phones to the vehicle screen. It may also add more streaming options in the future.
Date of first publication: May 17, 2022, 10:06 am IST