Earlier this year, Google introduced its Android Auto app as a rival to the Apple CarPlay, which helps you to keep your car connected. Being a highly useful feature coming directly from Google, it garnered a lot of attention, but unfortunately it supported only to a few selected high-end cars. The other way around was to install a costly aftermarket head unit. However, the search engine giant has now pushed a new upgrade which lets you use your smartphone as the display, thus making it available for all the cars. Now you just need to connect your Android smartphone to your car’s head unit via Bluetooth or AUX cable in order to enjoy the seamless world of Android Auto.
In addition, the app has received a few more useful upgrades. When you mount your smartphone on your car’s dashboard and start the application, the UI of the app will change to a better driver-accommodating version with bigger buttons and proficient interface. You can also use “Ok, Google” in order to control navigation, send quick text messages, or start playing music via voice commands. You can also set the app to start automatically, whenever it connects to your car’s Bluetooth.
The new version of Android Auto 2.0 will be available for any phone that runs on Android 5.0 (Lollipop) or later versions. So if you have ever wanted to use this feature in your car but couldn’t because of the extra cost, rejoice! The only thing you need to run the Android Auto now, is a phone with latest Google OS.