Google is rolling out the new update of its car software, which can be integrated into car multimedia systems and comes up with clever features. The new version, Android Auto 7.6, comes with several improvements. What to expect, we have summarized in this article.
Android Auto 7.6: The most important innovations
Those who are on the road in their car and have an Android smartphone will benefit from many smart features thanks to Android Auto. These include navigation via Google Maps, music playback via Spotify and the like, or voice control with the help of Google Assistant.
While the already leaked new design of the software is still a bit longer in coming, a new version, Android Auto 7.6, is available for download that can simply be triggered via the smartphone in the Google Play Store.
For the most part, the software update focuses on bug fixes, but a few new features have also found their way into the software. As Google reveals in the update list, problems with calls with Google Assistant have been fixed, among other things.
The choppy playback of music via Bluetooth or WiFi should also now be a thing of the past with the new Android Auto 7.6 update. Among the most important new features, for example, is that Dar Mode for Android Auto can now be switched on or off independently of the smartphone.
Android Auto: General overhaul to Google I/O?
So the really big innovations continue to be a long time coming. But perhaps not for too long, because on May 11, 2022 Google holds the developer conference Google I/O. According to rumors, a new design including additional functions of Android Auto will be at the top of the priority list.
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Dubbed “Coolwalk,” the new design is according to recent leaks visually similar to Apple’s CarPlay counterpart and is said to come with plenty of additional content. However, it remains to be seen whether we will see the new Android Auto in about a week.