Generally great, but needs improvement on permissions, exception handling and stability when used with Android Auto head units. Better and more capable than Carplay, but lots of room for improvement on voice control. E.g allow for complex interactions (e.g. adding and choosing intermediate stops on current navigation routes) without the need to use the head unit screen, add Google home voice support etc.
It's incredibly useful, but I have a few notes. 1. We need Waze. Google Maps is pretty awful. 2. Ok Google is great, but it should have better integration with other apps (like Spotify) for hands free control. 3. You should be able to toggle easily between day time and night time mode. Right now it just does what it wants and it makes life difficult.
The apps works well through vehicle screen (VW Golf). Google maps works great as does Spotify, would be nice to be able to fast forward tracks using the car screen by dragging the bar though. I really dislike that it has to be plugged in. Because of that I only use it on long trips. Bluetooth connects and does everything required for day to day. It needs to be wireless connection. Maybe that's just my car though.
This app is amazing for use in the car while cruising, etc. It's easy to get the info you need quickly and safely. It's also horrible as well. When connected to my phone I can't use offline commands and my phone also becomes very slow due to the notifications that you can't dismiss such as charging, USB accessory, Android Auto, and car mode not including any others I may get. A major overhaul is needed where the notifications don't stay or make there a way to dismiss them and not reappear
Works great with my Kenwood DDX9902s for the most part. One issue is that it no longer recognizes certain contacts in WhatsApp, instead it says a contact doesn't exist yet I can reply to said contact using the reply command. I'm still waiting on the arrival of Waze and it seems to be taking forever! C'mon guys!
I love that I can use this on my phone and have it connect automatically. For the most part, everything works okay... Voice can be spotty. Sometimes my music doesn't pause. Microphone button is a different size on the maps page, which is weird. Voice control doesn't always work (misses words or misunderstands). When using Spotify, I can't select my music library and play from my most recent additions, which is terribly annoying. If they keep making improvements, thisll become a great app!
• Android Auto now works with any car! Use it directly on your phone screen
• Just say “Ok Google” to use voice commands, don’t need to touch the screen first
• Scroll through song lists more easily with the new letter jump feature
• Swipe to dismiss cards on the homepage screen
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