Google I/O is where Google like to announce the their ecosystem’s developers, and the world, the new changes that are set to arrive in the following 12 months. This year they will be bringing a change to the Android Auto UI as one of the many changes they hope to implement in the next year.
On their blog post to day Google have shown off a new design for Android Auto (again) to give more information available to the driver at a glance. Rolling out to all Android Auto compatible cars this winter (Australian winter that is) the new design will help you get on the road faster.
- Media will automatically continue playing where you left off when you start the car
- A new navigation bar that will allow you to control apps including controlling media, getting turn-by-turn instructions and take an incoming phone call
- A new notification centre that will show recent calls, messages and alerts so you can listen and respond at a time that is convenient to you
- A new dark theme with colourful accents to fit in with your car’s design better
The new UI will be rolling out in winter Australian time and will be demo’ed at Google I/O this week. You an be sure I will be checking out the new interface and the session ‘What’s new with Android for Cars’ tomorrow afternoon to bring you my thoughts on the new changes.