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Google Launches Android Auto App To Interact With Your Car

It's been a while that we are hearing about Android Auto, Google's initial attempt towards automobile world was told back in the Google I/O 2014. Google on Tuesday has finally launched a consumer version of the Android Auto app in the Google Play Store.

The Android Auto app is only compatible with Android 5.0 and higher devices, and currently the app is only compatible with Pioneer dashboard hardware that was released few days ago.  At present this Android Auto app is only supported for users in the US, UK and Australia and is you are living in that region check for it.

Let's see what this Android Auto is about. This Android Auto app is a platform which brings the Google Now and Google Maps to the car's dashboard. With the app connected to the dashboard of the car , user get Navigation, traffic information  and more via Google Maps.The Android Auto app will allow the user to listen to music via voice command,notes the Google Play listing on your device make call, ask Google Now card. Here is the App Description from the Google Play and Android Auto official web portal:-

  • MAPS- It is easy to get where you're going with free voice-guided navigation, live traffic information, lane guidance and more.
  • VOICE - Just say the word - Best-in-class speech technology make controlling everything with your voice fast and easy.
  • Hands free messaging and phone - Make calls and send messages without taking your hand off the wheel.
  • Info and Assistance - Get weather, traffic, commute information and more organised into simple cards.
  • Bring your Music - Listen to your music and Playlists in the car with your built-in stereo system.
The Android Auto app also has a hidden developer mode in the Android Auto app. To get to Android Auto developer mode, users need to tap on the image header in the app 10 times. 

Developers can know push their Android Auto apps to Google Play for Review in Google's new made handy Android Auto section in Google Play Store for apps that can run in aftermarket head units.

Google in its official Android Auto web portal has displayed some of its vehicles  coming soon from some automobile manufacturers. Visit the website - Android Auto.

Source - Android Authority, Google Play, TNW, NDTV Gadgets.

*image credit - Google 
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