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  • New Android Auto Coming In C8?

    Guessing so. What is new about it?



    Originally posted by MotorAuthority
    Google Gives Android Auto A Facelift

    Android Auto is in for a refresh. Google announced Monday it will roll out a refreshed user interface for Android Auto this summer, and the design changes amount to a far sleeker-looking system overall.

    Most notable is the design change itself. Google said users can now take advantage of a "dark theme" that blends in with a car's cockpit more than the predominantly white look of the current user interface. Font changes and splashes of bright colors should also make it easier for drivers to read in various lighting, the technology company said.


    Updated Android Auto user interface, 2019
    Updated Android Auto user interface, 2019

    Other updates are under the hood, so to speak. For example, Android Auto's update focuses on making more useful information available with fewer screen taps. For example, the system will continue playing media even as the driver starts the car, and it will remember the navigation app of choice. Drivers can then use the "OK Google" voice command to navigate to a new destination.

    The other big news is the addition of a new navigation bar. Apps can be controlled from nearly any screen with one tap. Most importantly, turn-by-turn navigation is shown at all times with the new user interface. Other examples of the newfound screen use include taking phone calls on the same screen and rewinding music all in one place. Finally, a new notification center puts every phone call and message in one place for the driver. Google said the redesigned notification center creates a convenient and safe place for drivers to respond to messages.


    Updated Android Auto user interface, 2019
    Updated Android Auto user interface, 2019

    For cars with larger touchscreen units, Android Auto will also display more information to maximize the available amount of real estate.

    Drivers will find the refreshed Android Auto this coming summer, per the company.
    https://www.motorauthority.com/news/...uto-a-facelift
    Last edited by John; 05-08-2019, 11:09 AM.
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    Apparently even existing cars with Android Auto will get this upgrade. That's one of the big advantages of AA (and Car Play). Updates are dependent on Google and Apple, not the car manufacturer's model upgrade schedule.
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    • #3
      Its a UI update that adds a more modern look and a dark mode. Every car that supports Android Auto will have it. The update is on the app end which essentially mirrors it to whatever head unit its connected to.
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      • #4
        Video in OP's post is unavailable...
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        • #5
          Sorry about that; it was available yesterday (and yet I just checked, and it’s now gone???) Here however is a related video on new Android auto 2019 updates.

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          • #6
            Would you believe at my age i dont even know how to use this stuff...my wife and I have it in the alfa and we totally ignore it...

            i thimk we have stuff like that...

            i realize im a dinosaur....but there must be tons of americans like us..

            i remember picking up the alfa and the dealer set up my wifes phone to sync up to the car...

            i think in the year she used it once talking to her friend in tennessee and since then forgot how to do it again...


            for the most part we dont use our phones in the cars...except for navigation and even then i just put the phone in the cup holder...

            today if cars dont have all this connectivity the regular buyers are really turned off...

            im sure as the c8 releases and it is mine as opposed to my wife...ill sync up the phome to the car easily...

            you guys obviously know all this stuff and it sounds like your happy with the upcomimg tech so thats much appreciated.

            these forums are great

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