Android Auto has been around for about two years, but only supports about 200 car models. But with the advent of the Android Auto app for Android, Google extended the availability of the service to basically anyone with a car and an Android 5.0 Lollipop or later device.
Today, Android Auto is getting a feature which was inexplicably not included so far. We’re talking about “OK Google”. Finally users can say the magic word in order to wake up the voice controlled interface.
With the arrival of this new feature, drivers can finally open up apps, get help with trivia questions, update your calendar or reply to email by using voice commands – all hands-free. It was about time, wouldn’t you say?
Android Auto is currently available across 31 countries including the UK, Australia and the United States, but Google is planning to expand availability in the near future.