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A major update coming soon for the Android Auto™ system

By Product Expert | Posted in Technology, Tips and Tricks, Video on Monday, May 6th, 2019 at 12:44 pm
A photo of the touchscreen used in the 2019 Honda Accord.

Can I get a software update for Android Auto™?

The compatibility between the infotainment system offered by Honda and today’s most popular smartphone platforms has been a huge improvement in the lives of the owners who use it during their daily commutes. Adding the ability to safely integrate smartphones into a drive has proven to be very popular. However, we all know how quickly smartphone technology advances, it only makes sense that the automotive interface for those devices would have to keep pace. The Meridian Honda product team has been getting a lot of questions from customers wondering, ‘Can I get a software update for Android Auto™?’ According to some early reports our product experts found online, yes, those updates are coming in the near future. Let’s take a look at what you can expect.

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What’s going to be new?

From the information we’ve been able to find so far, Google is redesigning the entire user interface for Android Auto™. The first major change that users will notice is the all-new app-launcher. The version that is currently being used has five buttons across the bottom. After the upgrade, this will be replaced an array of applications which can be scrolled vertically. The idea behind the change is that the new Android Auto™ will look more like the screen layout on a user’s smartphone.

The biggest change that should get Honda owners using Android Auto™ excited will be the navigation bar located at the bottom of the touchscreen. Regardless of what application is currently being used, the bar will stay in place. However, it’s functionality will change based on what app is being used. The authors of the material we found used an interesting example. Once the new software is downloaded, a driver can be using Google Maps to navigate while still skipping forward and back using one of several available podcast apps or music players.

When will the Android Auto™ be available?

Unfortunately, we don’t have an exact date when Honda owners will be able to download the newest update. The best timetable we have available says that Google will release the new software this summer. We’ll provide more details on how you can get the update when it’s available.

Stay tuned to the Meridian Honda Blog for the latest information about our current and upcoming vehicles. You can schedule an appointment with a product expert today to take a closer look at anything you find interesting.

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