Google unveils new design for Android Auto

For cars with larger touchscreen units, Android Auto will also display more information to maximize the available amount of real estate.

We also got to see a demo of Live Captions, which work entirely on device.

The old philosophy behind providing Google Now-style snippets of information on the home screen, like weather and navigation, made a lot of sense on paper - though it was hardly the most intuitive experience in practice. Google says users will also be able to configure it to turn on at dusk and also turn on when battery saver mode is activated.

At its I/O developer conference today, Google shared some more details about the next iteration of Android, the OS that is now used on more than 2.5 billion active devices. Considering how often we read about and report on malware and ransomware and adware and compromised apps, this seems more like a necessity than an impressive feat. While you'll still find a shortcut to trigger Google Assistant down there, there's now a dedicated notifications page to show all your latest alerts at a glance, as well as a dynamic row that presents actions and information based on apps running in the background. With Android Q, you will always receive a notification when a device tries to access your location.

Gary Neville: Manchester United need cleansing from top to bottom
It will certainly be a long summer for United fans and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have to prepare for a potential departure of one of his key stars.

Coming this summer to Android phones with Google Assistant, the new mode can be summoned by saying, "Hey Google, let's drive" or if it detects a connection to your car's Bluetooth system - no separate app needed.

Starting with Android Q, Google will be distributing security updates directly via the Google Play Store. There has also been a 27% drop in nighttime phone use with Wind Down mode.

Android Q beta 3 is rolling out now, and is available on 21 devices from 12 different manufacturers.

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