Google imported some functionality from Google Assistant into the Android operating system. The update augments Android Auto with Google Assistant’s smart responses and voice music searches, and adds more options to Family Bell’s proactive alerts.
Automatic automatic voices
Drivers will soon have the option to automatically activate the driving version of the Android interface as part of the update. The upgrade will integrate Google Assistant’s smart responses into the format so that one click can send a suggested response or let drivers dictate one to send. The screen will also have a play button for music always on the screen and a search icon for searching for songs or artists by voice request. Certain Android phones can now also control the locks and ignition of certain BMW cars. The option is limited to Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, and Samsung Galaxy S21 smartphones, although car and phone options will likely expand soon. Google’s exclusive deal with Groupe PSA last year was followed by a deal with Ford in February to bring Google Assistant to its next models. The additional compatibility with Cerence and its huge fleet can also help.
The Family Bell proactive alarm has also been updated for the holiday season. Family Bell allows users to create personalized reminders that Google Assistant can announce by reading the text aloud. The feature debuted in August for Nest speakers and smart displays, offering pre-built suggestions. Any smartphone with Google Assistant can now receive personalized alerts so that a child can remember extracurricular activities and family events. The feature quickly added the ability to alert mobile devices as well. The new update includes more suggested activities, including a family movie night, volunteering, and watering a tree.
Google’s apparent interest in encouraging drivers to use Android devices has led to many additional improvements and features this year. The operating system gave drivers the option of paying for gasoline by asking Google Assistant at tens of thousands of gas stations across the United States in September. Google Maps added charging stations to its list of landmarks at the same time, along with real-time updates to show if there is a free charger. Google’s technology will even adjust the battery temperature to speed up the charging process. Although the update mentions Android Auto, Android’s Riding Mode is in the process of replacing it. The basic function of a user-friendly interface for driving is the same.
“Whether you’re driving home for the holidays or just going to the store for last minute groceries, a suite of updates improves how useful Android can be on the road,” the interaction designer explained. Google Assistant Tiffany Yang in a blog post. . “You can now configure Android Auto to launch automatically when you connect your Android phone to your compatible car to stay connected every ride. And once you’re on the road, Android Auto helps you get things done so you can stay focused on the road.
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