In context Google announced a new smartphone, earbuds and smartwatch at Google I/O 2022 this past week. Google also revealed significant improvements to its car infotainment system. Android Auto will get a new interface to make it easier to access its most popular features.
Android Auto has a new interface, set to be this summer. The biggest change is the split-screen interface that displays simultaneously windows for messaging, navigation and audio control.
This will allow users to view a map and control their music and podcasts. They can also communicate with friends without having to switch between apps. After receiving feedback, Google selected these three functions to multitask after it was clear that they were most popular. These windows can be rearranged to accommodate different screen orientations in different cars.
Google will continue to improve this interface over the next few months. These include suggestions for messaging and music selections.
Users will also be able to send the navigation system’s estimated arrival t