Android’s latest automatic update turns car screen into game console
- Android Auto users could soon access the GameSnacks app on their car screens: Google
- More games are expected to be introduced in future Android Auto updates
- Google hasn’t revealed the release date for the next Android Auto update
Tech giant Google is set to roll out a new Android Auto update that turns the car’s screen into a gaming console.
Google has revealed that Android Auto users will soon be able to launch the GameSnacks app on their car screens. The games are available under a new icon found on the home screen.
Users simply need to launch the game like normal apps. The new Android Auto update is expected to introduce eight titles. Some of them are popular games like “Bubble Woods”, “Unblock That” and “2048”.
Note that this upcoming feature is only accessible when the vehicle is parked. Google has not revealed the release date for this new feature. However, he said he is expected to be deployed in the “next few weeks”.
With an upcoming Android Auto update, car owners could also switch between personal and work profiles on their phones using voice commands. In addition, it will allow users to configure a personalized launch screen on their vehicles, different from the standard screen on their phone and available only in the car.
Android Auto is a system that allows Android phones to interface with the vehicle’s infotainment system. This technology allows drivers to control their smartphones using voice commands as well as the car’s touchscreen.
Drivers can send and receive messages using Google Assistant, by reading them aloud. They can also control music, manage calendars and access navigation apps without having to stop or take your hands off the wheel.
In addition to the arrival of GameSnacks on Android Auto, the next update will also introduce a range of interface improvements such as Google Assistant news, music and podcast recommendations. Google is also planning to introduce contactless payment with Google Pay.
“When it’s time to fill up at the gas station, you can now put away your credit card or cash and say, ‘Ok Google, pay for gas’ on Android Auto or from your Android phone. Select your pump number and make the contactless payment. with Google Pay. It will be available at more than 32,500 gas stations in the United States, starting with Exxon and Mobil, Conoco, Phillips 66 and 76, ”the company said in a blog.