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Google Assistant Driving Mode appears to be coming to Android at last

The Google Assistant Driving mode that the corporate first introduced in 2019 has began showing on some Android units, XDA-Developers reported. The UI appears considerably totally different from what Google showed at its I/O developers conference last 12 months. XDA says it first seen one thing was coming about two weeks in the past, when customers reported seeing a brand new navigation interface in Google Maps.

It’s not clear whether or not the rollout of this new mode is a part of a check or will be coming for all customers. Mishaal Rahman at XDA stated he noticed the brand new driving mode on a Google Pixel 4, an Asus ZenFone 7 Pro, and an LG Velvet, and he surmises that the brand new mode will substitute the Android Auto app on smartphones. That appears according to what Google told The Verge last 12 months.

Whether the brand new mode will embody all of the options Google described when it first unveiled the driving mode additionally isn’t but clear. It was meant to be accessible on any Android cellphone with Assistant, utilizing a “Hey Google, let’s drive” voice immediate that will deliver up a dashboard with driving-relevant actions and different customized suggestions. And it will present infotainment options to drivers whose automobiles aren’t geared up with touchscreen shows.

The voice immediate doesn’t seem to work but even on units enabled with the brand new mode, according to Android Police. To see in case your machine has Assistant Driving Mode, open Google Maps and from the navigation settings menu, and choose “Google Assistant settings.” If it’s not enabled, you’ll be taken to the principle Assistant settings part.

Google didn’t instantly reply to a request for extra data Sunday.

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