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Google declares Android Auto widgets, performs CarPlay look antiquated

Itemized at I/O 2021 recently, the widget integration for Google Assistant is a feature that additionally improves the experience on Android Auto, eventually making CarPlay look old school and antiquated.

All the more explicitly, what Google needs to do is give Google Assistant access to data stored by widgets. All in all, the assistant will actually want to pull data from the widgets on your phone and afterward play out a series of activities as per the discovered information.

For example, in case you’re utilizing a widget from your favorite restaurant, Google Assistant would have the option to order food using the data it finds in the widget, for example, the menu you previously marked as favorite. The equivalent for groceries and to-do lists, with Google Assistant to subsequently have the option to read these and afterward act in like manner.

So how could this be improving the experience on Android Auto? It’s quite straightforward, really, as Google needs these widgets to make their debut in the vehicle, making it simpler for drivers to perform more actions without making their eyes off the street.

In theory, Android Auto clients would likewise be permitted to depend on Google Assistant for additional activities, for example, the ones referenced above, as widget data would be shown directly on their head units.

Google has likewise declared other significant changes for Android Auto, including Fast Pair support that would make setting up the application a more consistent interaction. At the point when Fast Pair is utilized, your Android gadget sets with the head unit in the vehicle consequently, thusly setting up Android Auto wireless and preparing it for your next drive. In any case, the feature would just be accessible with viable head units.

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