Android, the king of the mobile operating system with 76%, is consistently in innovative mode. As announced in May, Google has started to the killing of Android Auto phone interface. Some Reddit users reported that in the Android Q Beta 5 update on Pixel, the icon of Android Auto app is disappearing and there is no option to start the app from the phone. The tech giant plans to replace it with the Driving Mode.
However, the same user said that the Android Auto interface is still available on the Google Play Store but an option to launch the app is not there. The Auto is not completely gone. The launchable app might be missing but it one can still connect with car’s infotainment system provided your car supports the Google software.
The Mountain View, California-based giant is gearing up to revolutionize the fast-evolving self-driving car industry. The all-new Assistant Driving Mode is definitely going to be more promising as compared to the Android Auto.
Going by the past experience of delay in the Google Play Music and YouTube Music features parity, experts are a bit apprehensive about the time Google will take to complete the replacement.
Google launched Android Q Beta 5 launches on July 10 taking a step forward towards the final release. It is time for you to test the compatibility of your apps and make sure they are ready. The tech major plans to lunch one more Beta release before the consumer launch scheduled later this quarter.
The Beta 5 update includes the latest Android Q system images for Pixel and Android jEmulator. This also includes the final Android Q developer APIs (API level 29), the official API 29 SDK, and updated build tools for Android Studio.
In gesture navigation space Google intends to switch users to 3-button navigation when they are using custom button launcher, starting in Beta 6. Google assures that they will address all remaining issues in a post-launch update allowing all users to switch to gestural navigation.
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