Published: Sat, December 01, 2018
Technology | By Lionel Gonzales

Android Auto Update Brings RCS Support, Improved Media Support, More

Android Auto Update Brings RCS Support, Improved Media Support, More

Now when you search using your voice it will not automatically play its result but will give you other options for what it has found under those search parameters - categorised as well. Google says that this update is rolling out today and should be fully available to everyone over the next several days, so keep an eye out for it. MMS and group messaging are now supported, and if you opt in, you can even get an onscreen preview of text messages - assuming the vehicle is stopped. Google Play Music, Play Books, iHeartRadio, Pocket Casts, and Spotify will all benefit from larger album art and a more intuitive, touch-friendly layout when looking for something to listen to.

Google also says that improvements are on the way to Android Auto's voice search.

As noted by Android Police, this feature addresses the problem of Assistant not always understanding whether the user is asking for an album or a song. First and foremost, the company has improved Android Auto's content search and browsing capabilities in a number of different apps. The preview displays a subject header, the sender's name, and an abbreviated version of the message. Perhaps most importantly, Android Auto will also be gaining support for apps that use MMS and RCS, which is definitely an exciting addition.

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