Google launched Android Auto app for smartphones and tablets

Google launched Android Auto app for smartphones and tablets

Previously, if you wanted to use the Android Auto, you need to either buy a new car with built-in support for Android Auto, or purchase a head unit and install it in your current car. Both of these options require a significant investment, but now Google Android Auto will allow to use as a regular application on your smartphone or tablet.

If you’re one of the many people who do not have a car with Android Auto, but are still interested in the use of navigation and entertainment system, you’re in luck – at its annual developer conference, Google announced that you will soon be able to use Android Auto on your smartphone.

Google launched Android Auto app for smartphones and tablets

Previously, if you wanted to use the Android Auto, you need to either buy a new car with built-in support for Android Auto, or purchase a head unit and install it in your current car. Both of these options require a significant investment, but now Google Android Auto will allow to use as a regular application on your smartphone or tablet.

So how does it work? Once you sit in the car and you’re ready to go, you just need to run the application on your device. After running, you will see a simplified interface to access your music, messages, phone calls, and the weather. The interface is very similar to what you get in the standard head unit Android Auto in the vehicle.

In addition to applications for devices, Android Auto system will also be renewed and receive the ability to recognize voice commands “Okay, Google” without the need to press the button on the remote. Android Auto also received integration Waze navigation app, so users will have an alternative to Google Maps.

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