If you’re one of the many commuters who use Android Auto for a travel companion on your phone or through your car, you’ll be delighted to know a few recent tweaks and user interface changes make your app experience a little smoother, easier, and more efficient.
The app is primarily designed to allow you to navigate the essentials of your phone while also keeping your eyes on the road. So making calls, sending texts, playing music, and of course finding directions are all simplified features when using Android Auto. A few days ago, many cars and devices received an update which includes a few enhancements to increased user experience.
Perhaps the most important update is the integration of the Google Assistant finally. Previously, it still used Google’s Google Now voice assistant. Now, you can perform all of the actions you are familiar with the Google Assistant.
Other improvements include a tweaked background for the home screen.
Music data is more prominently displayed, and when you want to see advanced details, the main screen doesn’t disappear. Instead, it merely expands with the additional information and collapses when you’re finished looking up which Miley Cyrus song came on the radio. You’ll also note the calling menu has bigger buttons and also displays an easier-to-choose output setting for switching between your handset, Bluetooth headset, or speaker phone.