It seems that Google is trying introduces some interestingly features to help you focus on the road. Yes, the tech giant has released a brand-new version of Android Auto. An APK teardown by Softpedia has helped us delve deep into what’s new being offered under Android Auto 5.5 + version as Google is still tight-lipped to reveal any details.
Wondering what’s new in Android Auto APK 5.5.6029, this new version provides ability to reorder apps in the launcher, ability to turn off notification sounds, ability to hide/show apps in Android Auto as well as bug fixes and other improvements, as revealed by Softpedia.
Mind you! Android Auto 5.5 can be downloaded via Google Play Store or through the APK link on Softpedia. It must be noted that it takes longer than expected to access the update on Google Play Store as happens in stages.
According to AutoEvolution that quotes a Reddit user shmykelsa saying, “I tore down the APK, here’s what I’ve noticed:
-More and more hints about GUI for composing messages (as I noted in the previous APK teardowns)
-Android Auto is preparing support for external displays (probably car dashboard displays, I guess)
-Android Auto will ask to collect diagnostics and datas of car’s infotainment to help solving issues
-App bar (the one that stays on top of apps) will be slightly changed
Probably something else but for now I’ve discovered this.”
This means that the tech giant is prepping up to roll out Android Auto update with a GUI for composing messages. This means the users will be able to draft new messages from the head units. Apart from this, Android Auto 5.5 update is also paving way for car dashboard display by getting support for external displays. This latest update to Android Auto would enable Google to solve issues easily as the updated version will start collecting diagnostics data from the car. Furthermore, the app bar in Android Auto will also witness some changes.
In order to run Android Auto on your car display, the basic requirement is:
- An Android phone running Android 5.0 and up with a data plan. For best performance, Google recommends Android 6.0 and above version.
- A car or stereo that’s compatible with Android Auto.
- A high-quality USB cable.
- (For wireless connection) A compatible phone (see list) and an aftermarket car stereo from JVC, Kenwood, or Pioneer.
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