Android Auto app gets a major update with new features


Google’s Android Auto is getting a major update with new features. Launched in 2014, the service can now work entirely on your phone without the need of a dashboard.

The revamped app lets you play music from Spotify, Pandora or Google Play Music, and make calls or send messages with hands-free voice commands. Users can also get turn-by-turn directions to your next destination with Google Maps. This update also brings the ability to automatically start the app when the phone is paired with Bluetooth. Google said it will improve the support for hands-free voice commands in the coming months. Users will get the ability to access existing features like maps, music and messaging by saying “Ok Google” voice command.

Gerhard Schobbe, Android Auto product manager, said in a post,

Whether your phone is connected to a compatible car display, or placed in a car mount on the dashboard, Android Auto brings your favorite apps and services into one place, making them accessible in safer and seamless way.

Google said the Android Auto 2.0 with the phone screen experience will be rolling out in the coming days to more than 30 countries where Android Auto is currently available. Earlier this year in April, Android Auto expanded to over 17 countries including India.

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Author: Sneha Bokil

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