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Google Updates Android Auto | Here’s Is Everything You Need To Know

Amongst some of the most wanted features onboard modern-day cars, Android Auto is a name that shines. Launched in 2015, Google’s Android Auto has grown from being merely a utility app to one of the best automotive infotainment platforms. And ahead of the holiday season, Google has pushed a much-awaited update for the platform, and here is everything you need to know about it.

What’s New With AndroidAuto?

Google’s Android Auto

Android Auto’s latest update brings in a host of new features that can make the platform more intuitive, exciting, and fun to have. Among some of the most prominent feature additions, our favorites include:

  • Automatic Launch

    Now as soon as your phone connects to your vehicle, you can set up an Android Auto to automatically start, rather than you doing it.

  • Dual Sim Support

    Gone are they days when you weren’t able to select the SIM you want to use while making a call from your dual SIM phone. Android Auto’s latest update brings the much needed dual SIM support to the platform, that lets user chose the preferred SIM for making calls.

  • Smart Replies

    A smart feature that works in collaboration with the Google Assistant, Smart Replies makes it easier for you to respond to incoming messages. The Smart Reply feature shows users suggested replies for all incoming messages, just like on your android phone.

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  • Quick Play For Music

    One of the many convenience updates, Android Auto’s latest update also lets users quickly start grooving to music from their favorite apps, without the need of opening it first. Additionally, users can also search for music, via voice commands, just by saying the artist’s name or song.

  • Digital Car Key

    For quite a long time, iPhones were capable enough to be used as digital car keys. Google too has buckled up in its latest update. If you happen to own a BMW car and also a phone like the Samsung Galaxy S21 or Google Pixel, then you can use your device to unlock, lock, and start your vehicle via your device’s UWB chip. The feature however will be limited to certain countries and phones for a while.

So this was all about the latest update to Google’s Android Auto. Stay pinned to the GoMechanic blog for everything automotive.

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  1. With all this blah blah, why don’t u update that this crap Android Auto is not compatible with many of Android phones as I came to know once I bought MG Astor and could connect my OnePlus 8 T.. both MG & OnePlus have confirmed that. So as an expert try to give correct picture rather talk goody goody about a half baked product which Android Auto is

    • Dear Prabhat, this article is solely focused on the latest update that Google has pushed to Android Auto. While there is no doubt that Android Auto is one of the best infotainment solutions out there, if you are facing an issue, we suggest you contact the app developers which are rather active, thanks to Google backing the platform.

    • Dear Nagendra, there are several videos on YouTube that tells you how you can connect your phone with Android Auto wirelessly, we suggest you check them out.

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