Google now has an in-motor vehicle navigation UI in the form of Android Vehicle, as very well as a upcoming substitute in the sort of the Assistant Driving Method, but it seems to be employing a incredibly related principle in Google Maps. We’ve observed audio playback controls display up in Maps navigation just before, but in no way the Android Vehicle-model buttons and property display.
The interface in issue looks a large amount like Android Auto’s view, but differs in that it is really dependent fully out of the Maps app. The base has two buttons in the navigation manner — one particular for voice and another for a “residence display screen” of types — with a third Maps icon showing if you are not on the precise navigation monitor as a speedy way to return to it. Appropriate higher than that is your songs playback, which sports significant text and buttons to aid you maintain your eyes on the highway. Every little thing previously mentioned that is just the common Maps navigation UI we all know.
Tap the house display button and you happen to be brought to an intuitive monitor where by you can access all your essentials — calls, messages, songs players, and podcast apps. The “Phone calls” screen incorporates your top a few contacts and 3 most new calls, with a “Call an individual else” button that presumably delivers you to your true dialer. There is certainly a dedicated interface for YouTube Tunes with what Google deems to be necessary as nicely.
This new interface’s existence is a little bit puzzling it seems to provide pretty much the similar functionality as the Android Automobile cellphone UI, minus the potential to use Waze as the navigator. We by now realized that Android Auto’s cell phone UI would be receiving changed by the Assistant Driving Manner, but regardless of looking comparable, this isn’t rather that either. Assistant Driving Mode was introduced in excess of a yr in the past with no ETA provided, and we haven’t heard everything about it due to the fact.
The new Maps navigation method won’t look to be completely deployed just nonetheless, but it can be achieved a number of visitors and at minimum just one member of the AP staff members. Sadly, we will not have an APK that we can share, as it appears to be to be a server-side switch that Google is enjoying all over with. Enable us know under if this has proven up for you even though navigating someplace.
- Josh Lawton,