A new Android Auto update is in the development stage, and it might bring a sense of unity between the user’s phone and the infotainment screen. To do this, the update will permit the user’s smartphone’s wallpaper to sync with the car’s infotainment screen. This might be the only visible change that’ll come with the new Android Auto version 10.7 update that is currently rolling out.
Experts were able to spot a few other under-the-hood updates that are coming to the app via strings of codes. Part of these updates include battery tweaks that might be exclusive to only EVs and not regular vehicles. Additionally, there might also be some changes that the update will bring for apps in use while the car is stationary or parked.
At the moment, the beta testing version of this app update isn’t reflecting some of these features. In this article, we’ll focus on the wallpaper syncing feature and how it is useful to everyday users of the Android Auto app. Here’s all you need to know about this update that is currently rolling out to users around the world.
This new Android Auto feature coming with an app update might just bring more life to your infotainment system
Lots of car owners around the world ditch their vehicle’s navigation system for the likes of Android Auto. This gives them access to a more accurate navigation, audio, and phone connectivity system. With this system on their infotainment screen, users will be able to use navigation apps like Google Maps, and media apps like Spotify directly from their smartphone.
However, connecting their smartphone to this infotainment system with Android Auto is not unified. With the previous update to the app and other updates before it, the interface background and your device’s wallpaper don’t match. The optional wallpapers on Android Auto might not appeal to users, as they might prefer seeing their device’s wallpaper on the infotainment screen.
With the new update, Google is fixing this issue that most users around the world face. The new Android Auto version 10.7 will permit users to sync their device’s wallpaper with the infotainment system wallpaper when connected. This will bring a sense of harmony between the device and the vehicle’s infotainment system.
Once the update arrives on your device, you’ll be able to access this feature from the new settings. From there, you can choose to use your device’s wallpaper on Android Auto or not. Yes, Google isn’t forcing this new feature on users, as it is giving them the choice to make.
If you use Android Auto on your vehicle, then you can expect this update on your smartphone anytime soon. Once the update is available on your device, you’ll also get two other features for usage. The wallpaper syncing feature will be the most notable, while the other two will be more subtle.