Tag Archive: Auto

This new Android Auto app fixes a problem Google created for newer phones

Android Auto will be replaced by Assistant Driving Mode in the future.

What you need to know Android Auto for phone screens has been released. The new app will allow users to access Android Auto again on their phones that lost access after the Android 10 update. Android Auto on phones is expected to be replaced by Assistant Driving Mode in the future.

Back in May 2019, Google announced at I/O that it would be replacing Android  [Read More…]

Android Auto Wireless is now supported on Samsung’s latest Galaxy phones

Support goes back to the S8 series and Note 8.

What you need to know Android Auto Wireless is finally expanding to non-Pixel/Nexus phones. New devices that are supported include the S10, Note 10, and more. To work, your phone needs to be running Android Pie with the v4.7 of the Android Auto app.

Android Auto is one of the best ways to stay connected while behind the wheel, and with Android Auto Wireless, you can get  [Read More…]

Amazon Echo Auto review: Mostly pointless, at least for now

Features will surely come in time, but right now this is a tough sell even at the extreme discount.

Nearly a year has passed since Amazon first announced it was going to put a cute little box in your car so you could access Alexa when you drive. It’s been a long year for the Echo Auto, which had over a million pre-orders almost overnight for a $ 50 accessory which has been shipping in a bizarre  [Read More…]

Google Maps gets some new buttons in Android Auto

Added buttons include alternate routes, search, and nearby locations.

What you need to know Google Maps is gaining some new buttons in Android Auto. The new button row includes settings, alternate routes, search, locations, and a three-dot overflow menu. The addition is rolling out in stages, so if you haven’t received it already, you should soon.

A surprise has been popping up in Google Maps for Android Auto users recently. As first spotted on Reddit, there are  [Read More…]

Today Weather adds auto light/dark themes — Save 50% today only!

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Today Weather continues to impress its users by constantly updating the app’s features. Not only does it offer a clean user interface with gorgeous featured photography, Today Weather also delivers a ton of customizable data that can all be accessed from one easy-to-read page. It is definitely one of our favorite weather apps for Android. It was even recognized as a Best App by Google in  [Read More…]

Best USB-C Cables for Android Auto

When it comes to plugging your smartphone into your Android Auto head unit, you want a cable that is more than just the one out of the box. The cable needs to be able to withstand bends, sudden removals, spills, and so much more. We have found some of the best USB-C cables that you can get for Android Auto.

Perfect option Anker Powerline+ USB C to USB A Cable

Staff Pick

Anker’s charging cables are  [Read More…]

How to use the Android Auto 2019 update: Tips and tricks for your car

Goodbye home screen, hello dynamic nav bar!

The new Android Auto interface is here, and while it may seem like some small adjustments, it adds up to a big improvement overall. We have an app launcher that makes it easier to swap between map or music apps, a new font that’s easier to read at a glance, and some subtle tweaks to layout that make things easier to access and use — especially if you’re using Android  [Read More…]

Time to hit the slots with the Grand Theft Auto V casino update

Don’t lose it all.

What you need to know Grand Theft Auto V is getting a new update called “Diamond Casino and Resort.” The update adds a casino for gambling, as well as high-class penthouses for players to enjoy. This content update will be released on July 23. Grand Theft Auto V is currently $ 30 on the PlayStation Store.

Rockstar Games has delivered countless updates and improvements to GTA Online, the online  [Read More…]

The new Android Auto has me super excited, and should have Apple extremely worried

One of the lesser announcements at Google I/O – considering it was made a few days before Google’s developer conference kicked off – was the new version of Android Auto. The new UI – which is different and, crucially, better than the previous version – has been designed so you spend less time trying to surface information, and more time focusing on the road. More importantly, it shows that Google is taking automotive seriously, and it should have  [Read More…]

Paint it black: Android Auto gains dark mode and new UI

Google’s approach to in-car navigation and technology, Android Auto, gets a fresh coat of paint this summer. Key among the changes is a new, default dark mode.

The phone-powered entertainment and information center that is Android Auto is approaching five years old and, as such, is due for a design refresh. Things have changed in the half-decade since launch and Google feels it has a more intuitive way of doing things.

The new look to Android Auto will be  [Read More…]