In their code conference which took place months ago, Google announced that Android Auto, user interface for automobiles, would come to Android without compromising any features. Just this week, Google started to roll out the new feature for the Android phones.
First of all, it is not a new app, instead, an update for the Android Auto app on the Play Store. In the past, this app didn’t necessarily had a killer feature for the mobile phones. It was all about using your phone’s apps on your car. Now, the app can do everything the Android Auto on the cars can do.
[eltd_custom_font content_custom_font=”Same Android Auto experience, but on our phones” custom_font_tag=”h2″ font_family=”” font_size=”” line_height=”” font_style=”normal” text_align=”left” font_weight=”” color=”#2196F3″ text_decoration=”none” letter_spacing=””]
When you open the app, you will see a very simple interface. On the bottom, there are four icons: Home screen, Maps, phone calls and audio listening. Pressing the home button, by the way, will not direct you to your android phone’s main screen, instead to the main screen of the Android Auto, which, in this case, is used to show widgets. On the top, there are only two buttons; menu and voice listening. Nevertheless, if you want to open an app or play a song with your voice, your only option is to click on the microphone icon. The app, for some reason, does not support the “OK Google” feature, which is odd.
It is also important to note that any applications working with the Android Auto on the automobiles will work on the phone version as well, which, so far, includes more than 500 apps including Spotify, Pandora, and even WhatsApp.
The new Android Auto app is available on the Play Store for any phone running on Android 5.0 Lollipop or higher. Furthermore, the app is available in 30 countries.