Google Maps testing a dedicated car mode UI with bigger buttons - Android

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Google Maps testing a dedicated car mode UI with bigger buttons - Android

The dedicated UI has a "home screen" that shows shortcuts to apps.

Google Maps team has started testing a new dedicated care mode UI. As the name suggests, this new mode is meant for users looking for navigations while driving their cars. The overall design is inspired by the Android Auto interface for navigation which means there are bigger buttons and app icons.

When Google Maps is put in the navigation mode, it shows two buttons for voice control and home screen respectively. The first one is self-explanatory where the user can interact using voice commands. The second one is called "home screen" but it imitates the feel and appearance of a phone's home screen.

It is packed with different tiles-like shapes that feature individual app shortcuts. These are related to the phone app, contacts, music, and podcasts. The music apps will be the ones that you already have installed on your phone. In the screenshot, one can see apps like Spotify, Tidal, Google Podcasts, YouTube Music, and Spotify Stations.

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28/09/2020 08:35 AM