Google has announced that it will update Android Auto with a new look that fits more screens, incorporates more features and makes it easier to entertain.
Marquee Change is the new look that will be rolled out this summer Outside of being shiny and fancy, the Android team has worked to make important information more visible.
“Over the years, we’ve found that there are three main functions that drivers prioritize in their vehicles: navigation, media and communication,” the company wrote in a blog post. “Android Auto will roll out a brand new interface that will help you get directions faster, control your media more easily and get more functionality at your fingertips.”
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The new split-screen design tries to keep the information always most important to the drivers, reducing the worry of missing your next turn when you change songs. This means drivers have less time to search with menus, which reduces the need to look at the screen instead of the street.
Reducing that need is Google Assistant, which now offers relevant tips to help you respond to messages in one touch, just like Gmail. In addition to the suggested answers, the system will also suggest sharing your arrival time with the person you’re texting and even recommending music for your drive.
In addition, the split-screen function is designed to fit more screen types. This means that you have a tablet-style screen, a square screen, or a widescreen designed to fit all the information.
Finally, vehicles with Google built-in will now have more entertainment options In addition to YouTube, streaming apps have joined the list of Tubi and Epix Now system options, giving you more things to watch while charging your car. The team is also working to add the ability to cast directly from your phone to the screen to add more streaming options in the future.