14 May 2019
The redesigned Android Auto appears to be rolling out for some users again. Previously, a bunch of users received the revamp back in June and now it looks like Google has released the changes to another bunch or more widely. With the last rollout, Google said that the brand new interface has reached only for some as it was still working on. Now, the latest rollout doesn’t seem to be covering everyone as only some of the users have received it and even those who have received the update aren’t able to find the changes inside their Android Auto infotainment.
A few users have reported the change on Reddit and as spotted by AndroidPolice, the biggest change is the dark mode. The updated interface is identical to what Google teased a few months ago at its I/O event. Apart from just the dark mode, the interface has more readable fonts, a new navigation bar with an Assistant button, and a notification center. The new bottom bar in the Android Auto redesign can also swap out the media controls for navigation information.
The new navigation bar lets you control your apps and phone on the same screen. “You’ll be able to easily control your apps with one tap. Get turn-by-turn directions, rewind your podcast or take incoming call all on the same screen.”
Users who have received the update report that the version 4.5.5928 brings the changes to live. According to AndroidPolice, those who received the update but didn’t see the changes coming were able to activate the new interface by clearing the app cache and data, then force-closing it. After this, an option to ‘Try the new Android Auto’ may appear in the app settings.
This latest version can be grabbed from APKMirror. Install it and see if the changes appear for you.
Android Auto v4.5.5928 | Android | APKMIrror, Free