Android Auto Update includes Smart Replies, a digital car key, an always-on music button, and other features

Android Auto Update includes Smart Replies, a digital car key, an always-on music button, and other features

Tech Highlights:

  • In the latest post on Android-based updates on the Keyword blog, Google announced that it will add a few features to Android Auto to improve its in-car app. One of them includes the ability to reply to text messages through message prompts on the screen or by creating a custom response. This smart reply feature will be rolling out soon and will employ Google Assistant to make responses better. Furthermore, Android Auto will also be getting an always-on play button for music. This will always be visible and will be placed on the home screen. Another feature that Google will soon be adding to its in-car app is the ability to search for music with a user’s voice from any of the media apps in Android Auto. “Just tap the new search icon and say your favorite artist or song for easy listening,” mentions the blog post.

  • In a future update, Android Auto will receive a slew of new features. Following the update, users will be able to send quick replies to messages via their vehicle’s touchscreen. Previously, Android Auto users could only respond to messages with their voice. Furthermore, Google announced that Android Auto can now be set to launch automatically, and users can use their Android smartphones to lock, unlock, and even turn on compatible BMW vehicles. The changes were announced on Wednesday, along with other new Android platform features.

Android Users Getting the Ability to Use Phone as Digital Car Key. Another feature that Android Auto users in some countries will appreciate is the ability to lock, unlock, and start their compatible BMW cars. Called digital car key, it is currently only available on Google Pixel 6, Google Pixel 6 Pro, and Samsung Galaxy S21. Notably, Apple also introduced the digital car keys feature for iPhone last year and it started rolling out for newer iPhone models earlier this year. At the moment, Apple’s digital car key is also limited to certain luxury cars.

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