Android Auto is wanting extra like CarPlay in new leaked pictures

Extra pictures of Android Auto’s subsequent main redesign have been leaked, and it seems to be like Google has been taking some notes from Apple CarPlay (through XDA Builders). As seen in pictures from AndroidWorld and Reddit person u/RegionRat91, the redesign, codenamed “Coolwalk,” might include a number of sensible modifications.

The new UI may show the map side-by-side with other panels.

The brand new UI might present the map side-by-side with different panels.
Picture by AndroidWorld

For one, the redesign eliminates the standing bar, which accommodates your telephone’s battery life, cell reception, and time and as an alternative locations it within the bottom-right nook of the display. In the meantime, on the left aspect is a house display button that seems to open up retractable widgets when long-pressed. Much like CarPlay, the brand new UI might allow you to view the map alongside different playing cards as an alternative of getting to decide on only one app that takes over the first management space, displaying both the map or a music app, however not each.

The redesigned Android Auto UI may let you dismiss calls with a text.

The redesigned Android Auto UI might allow you to dismiss calls with a textual content.
Picture by AndroidWorld

AndroidWorld additionally highlights a potential function that allows you to dismiss an incoming name and reply with a textual content message in a single button press. It’s nonetheless not clear whether or not the message shall be preset or when you’ll have the ability to dictate it utilizing Google Assistant.

The up to date interface might provide the capacity to solid your telephone to your automobile’s display as properly, however there are nonetheless some questions as to what objective it’ll serve. Because the Reddit person notes, the casting function doesn’t appear to work with copyrighted materials from companies like Netflix, though it clearly isn’t a good suggestion to reflect movies by Android Auto whereas driving.

Leaked pictures of Coolwalk first surfaced final September, however this newest leak reveals extra dramatic modifications from the final. It additionally reveals a deal with stopping distractions, very similar to final yr’s replace that began letting customers decide the primary apps they see when linking up their telephones. There’s nonetheless no phrase on when the redesign will roll out.

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