Google unveils new design for Android Auto

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With Android Q, we'll update important OS components in the background, similar to the way we update apps.

Android Q will arrive with support for foldable form factors, empowering them and the unique use cases they will enable, adapting to different screen dimensions and letting you pick up where you left off as you unfold the phone, with a feature called Screen Continuity.

Android Q is also ready for the next wireless innovations, such as 5G and folding displays. Videos, podcasts, audio messages.

On-device machine learning also powers Smart Reply, which is now built into the notification system in Android, allowing any messaging app to suggest replies in notifications. This also works with no info ever leaving the phone.

The other big news is the addition of a new navigation bar.

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This is particularly helpful if you use Waze instead of Google Maps and listen to streaming services like Deezer or Spotify, so you get a more personalized experience without a single touch. And that might have a secondary benefit of getting Android devs to think about larger screens when building their apps. Location is also at the forefront in Settings. One of those mentioned was modular security updates that won't require a reboot.

In time for the Google I/O conference tomorrow, the Mountain View company has announced an updated version of Android Auto. But oddly enough Google has stopped saying it's going to make feature updates faster, and is now choosing to focus exclusively on security patches with this rhetoric.

Entry level devices running Android Q will now support encryption, providing more security for them.

Google focused a lot on security and privacy during this year's I/O keynote. Assistant driving mode can be set to launch on your Android phone automatically when it's connected to your car's Bluetooth or you say, "Hey Google, let's drive".

Various Android apps have come with a dark theme in the past, but this is the first time you'll be able to have the entire OS in a darker hue, which will make it easier on your eyes when using your phone in the dark.