+ Wednesday July 17th, 2019

Android Auto has developed over time, and in May we saw the first glimpses of a new UI coming our way. Thanks to Reddit, we know that the update is beginning to roll out to users.

The most notable changes for the UI update include:

  • 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

I really like the look of the navigation bar and automatic resume of media – it will get users on the road faster.

According to Android Police, the update appears to be a server-side change, so there’s no way to tell when individual users will see the change. Several members of the Ausdroid Team use Android Auto every day, so we’ll be sure to share the info once we start seeing it.

Source: Reddit.
Via: Android Police.

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Phil is an Android enthusiast who spends most of his time reading up on U.S. Android news so he can get the low down on what could possibly hit Australian shores. Coming from a background in IT & T sales, he’s in the perfect position to give an educated view on hardware and software.

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Android Police contacted Google who say there is NO official roll out of the update at the moment, but it will occur later in the summer.


Just go to apk mirror and download the update


If it’s a server-side roll-out, that will do absolutely nothing.

Alan Cramer
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**Updated Android Auto interface now rolling out to user

Fixed it for you.


Any news if this will work on 3rd party AA headunits or on phones? If it does 100% going to update my headunit

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Looking forward to the update, hope it still has the one glance info of the current setup with travel times/weather etc

Just wish my Hyundai would autostart AA when I plug my phone in like the Ford Sync system does

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