Google has been giving its Android Auto platform fairly a little bit of consideration as of late, together with some changes to the look of Google Assistant. Now, yet one more UI tweak is rolling out to some customers with Android Auto exhibiting the Assistant UI on the left a part of the display screen.
The earlier Assistant UI, which you’ll be able to see right here, put the Google Assistant “listening” indicator on the backside of the show on a hovering card. From there, the signature 4 colours would animate as you communicate earlier than going away after the command is processed.
With this revised interface, the identical hovering card is stored, however Google now exhibits textual content as you communicate (albeit barely delayed) and pushes the Assistant animation off to the left facet. As soon as a command is accepted, it “locks in” and exhibits the usual Assistant emblem earlier than the cardboard goes away fully. It’s a slick little animation and, in my view, a marked enchancment over what was beforehand out there.
This isn’t the primary tweak Google has made to Android Auto’s UI over the previous yr or so. In August, Google made songs present up within the backside bar alongside media controls. Wanting again to last December too, Google examined out some Google Assistant redesigns earlier than broadly rolling certainly one of them out.
We’re not fully positive how broadly this alteration is rolling out, although, nevertheless it appeared on Android Auto 5.7 when linked to a Pixel 5 in addition to a Galaxy Z Fold 2 working the identical model.
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