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Android Auto

Google's new split-screen design for Android Auto.

Android Auto split-screen display design makeover is coming soon

May 16th, 2022

If you’re driving with Google’s Android platform in your pocket, you might also use Android Auto in your car. And if you are an Android Auto user, you should know that a big design makeover is heading to your car’s infotainment display. Last week at I/O 2022, Google announced that it will release a big …

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Android Auto is getting a new look this summer, and it’s about time

May 6th, 2019

Ahead of Google I/O 2019 getting under way in earnest starting Tuesday, one early announcement the company decided to go ahead and tee up on Monday was a long overdue redesign for Android Auto — Google’s smart driving companion and infontainment setup that’s getting a fresh look and new features this summer. The overriding goals …

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Android might be coming to your car whether you like it or not

January 2nd, 2017

Apple and Google have been in a heated race to take over the automotive space for some time now, and both companies have had middling success. Today, the battle for the touchscreen on the dashboard of your next new car may have swung dramatically in Google’s favor thanks to a new partnership between Alphabet and …

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Android Auto gains ‘OK Google’ functionality so you can talk to your car

December 1st, 2016

If your dream for the future includes everyone talking to their cars as though they’re KITT from Knight Rider, Google has some good news for you. The most recent versions of Android Auto allow you to enable “OK Google” voice commands for the very first time. The feature, which Reddit user neo5468 is credited with first discovering, is useful …

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You’ll soon be able to use Android Auto in any car

May 18th, 2016

Just because the Google I/O 2016 keynote ended doesn’t mean that Google is done making announcements. Shortly after the keynote wrapped up, the company revealed that an upcoming update for the Android Auto app will bring the entire experience to the phone, allowing anyone to use the platform in their car.

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Watch this exhaustive comparison of Android Auto and CarPlay

December 4th, 2014

This year, both Apple and Google officially launched their vehicle dashboard interfaces, CarPlay and Android Auto. We’ve seen them action before, but 9to5Mac’s Macmixing recently had a chance to check out both in the same car at the LA Auto Show. This allowed for one of the most thorough comparisons we’ve seen so far.

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Google reveals plans to bring Android to your car with Android Auto

June 25th, 2014

Google’s 2014 I/O keynote has been packed full of action so far, and the fun continued as Google revealed plans to bring Android software and the related experiences to your car with its new “Android Auto” initiative. The software will focus on music, navigation and other applications that users need while driving. It is also …