Google updates Android Auto with new look, interface

The redesigned Android Auto experience

Chromebooks have been able to run Android apps for years now, but the experience is often sub-par, simply because developers don't have big displays in mind when building those apps. Other examples of the newfound screen use include taking phone calls on the same screen and rewinding music all in one place.

For starters, Android Auto is getting a new look with a new "dark theme", which likely foreshadows a similar design aesthetic that will come to Android Q on the smartphone side of things. Videos, podcasts, audio messages. The navigation app of choice also remains active. Notifications also get minor updates, enabling the driver to view, listen to or respond to various highlights. This also works with no info ever leaving the phone.

Dark theme. Google has finally implemented a system-wide dark theme option in Android that reduces eye strain and saves battery power. The goal is to eliminate the need to reboot when your phone gets a new security patch, which should make the phone OEMs happy. There are tools for more transparency around location too, because it's very personal info.

Google has confirmed that the back button is going away with Android Q. You'll now have to use a swipe gesture from either side of the screen to go back within an app. Apps can be controlled from almost any screen with one tap. One of those mentioned was modular security updates that won't require a reboot.

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Your phone can become the ultimate dashboard screen with Google Assistant's upcoming "driving mode".

Google has previewed an updated version of its Android Auto smartphone integration system. This latest Android Auto update will begin rolling out to supported vehicles/devices this summer.

Android Q has 50 changes focused on security and privacy, and there's now a Privacy section in the Settings menu. This year, it will bring Focus Mode.

Family Link parental controls will be included with every device that has the Digital Wellbeing features, starting with Android Q. When you set up a device for a child, Family Link connects it to your account and lets you review apps, set daily limits, view app time, and set a bedtime.

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