Android Auto Features : Guarantees Hands-free Driving Experience For On-The-Go Drivers

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Android Auto Features

The convenience offered by technology in our daily lives is getting more and more advanced and the latest technology rolled out by Android, the Android Auto concept, is definitely an onset of technology scaling new heights. Android Auto is slated to incorporate a complete hands-free usage of your mobile while driving your car. Be it music, or maps or any sort of convenience required, Android Auto is here to makes sure that there isn’t any need for the driver in question to actually pick up his or her device by driving anymore.

Yes, the terminology used for the word ‘smartphones’ is definitely justifying its part for now.

The application for Android Auto was originally first announced in June 2014 and eventually got a beta released in March 2015. The recent event from the Google’s annual Developers conferences when they show the newly updated released of Android Auto Software running on Android Operating System version 5.0.

A Volkswagen featuring Android Auto was displayed during the 2015 Google I/O conference on May 28, 2015 in San Francisco,

Yes, this latest feature rolled out does have a very important advantage with that being safety. Android Auto’s introduction is an attempt to promote safe driving especially for times when the driver does not have anybody sitting shotgun and playing the quintessential navigator/DJ role. With Android Auto, hands-free becomes the new sexy as the driver of the car will be open to checking out road maps. The navigation is already facilitated with an advantage of enabling the user to handle messages through messaging application by just saying the magic word ‘Ok Google’ loud enough. If the user wants to search for a specific location or lost in the middle of somewhere, they can use the Google Maps while driving.

Another must for drivers on the go is music. The user can control the Android Auto to play music from Radio, TuneIn, Spotify and everything that is compatible with Android Auto. Another point is the flexibility as Android Auto won’t necessarily need a brand new car or a high functionality dashboard to operate.

“Whether your phone is connected to a compatible car display, or placed in a car mount on the dashboard, Android Auto brings your favourite apps and services into one place, making them accessible in safer and seamless ways. ou can bring your music with you with apps like Spotify, Pandora or Google Play Music, and make calls or send messages with hands-free voice commands. And of course, get turn-by-turn directions to your next destination with Google Maps.”

-Google

However, Android Auto does come with one significant disadvantage and it something which is not uncalled. This new technology might just take a heavy toll on the battery life of the smartphones as if Android Auto is always turned on, it might just drain the battery life out of a device a bit too rapidly.

But then we can always afford a USB cable.

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