Android Auto gets major redesign with new features

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Android Q will be the 10th major release in the operating system's history, and it will bring additional support for smartphones that utilize it and will offer numerous new features. Today it published samples of how to get it up and running on small devices such as Raspberry Pi.

Credit: GoogleThe new Android Auto experience will launch this summer, and the great thing about it is that it won't require any modifications to your car's hardware. Google I/O attendants will be able to try it out earlier, though. So out of the 12 or 13 phones that support the new Android Q beta, it was a mix of black and grey dark theme implementations. On the security front, Google claimed to scan over 50 billion apps every day with Google Play Protect.

"For example, we created a dedicated Privacy section under Settings, where you'll find important controls in one place", Cuthbertson said.

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Google has also introduced a new feature in the Google Assistant called "Personal References" that will understand people, person, and events relevant to you for answering your queries in a better manner. That being the case, much of what we can expect from the company's annual I/O developer conference has already leaked out.

"As soon as speech is detected, captions will appear, without ever needing Wi-Fi or cell phone data, and without any audio or captions leaving your phone". The navigation app of choice also remains active. The aforementioned automakers have been working closely with Google to modify the system to mesh with their own brand design motifs as well, so in some instances, you might not even recognize Android Automotive from the outset. If someone sends you an address, for example, it'll include an option to open right in Google Maps. There's no technical preview available yet, but Google today published instructions on how to use it to build apps for Linux, Mac and Windows.

With its rising popularity, Google's Flutter team said in a blog post that its focus over the past year has been on broadening the platform's reach.