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Google Revamps Android Auto Interface with Dark Mode

The new notification centre would display recent messages and calls at an accessable spot on the screen

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Google is rolling out a redesign for its driver assisting mobile app — Android Auto — with a default dark mode, colourful accents and readable fonts to the app which, the search-engine giant thinks, would fit better with modern automotive interiors.

“We’re evolving Android Auto’s design to fit in better with your car’s interior.The new app interface is built to help you get on the road faster, show more useful information at a glance and simplify common tasks while driving,” Rod Lopez, Product Manager, Android Auto, wrote in a blog-post on Monday.

Launched in 2015, Google’s Android Auto was made to mirror features from an Android device to a car’s compatible in-dash information and entertainment head unit.

The redesign would allow users to see directions turn-by-turn even while they control other apps and would allow them to easily discover and start other apps compatible with Android Auto.

Google on an Android device. Pixabay

The new notification centre would display recent messages and calls at an accessable spot on the screen.

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“If you have a car with a wider screen, ‘Android Auto’ now maximises your display to show you more information, like next-turn directions, playback controls and ongoing calls,” Lopez added. (IANS)

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WhatsApp Plans to bring Splash Screen, Dark Mode for iPhone Users

This is also available on the Android beta app

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WhatsApp's new splash screen would essentially let users see the WhatsApp logo whenever they open the app on their iPhones. Pixabay

Facebook-owned WhatsApp is testing a new beta update for iOS users which would bring features like hide muted status update, splash screen, and app badge improvements among others, according to WABetaInfo, a fan website that tracks WhatsApp updates.

“I always recommend to back up your chat history before updating to the new beta: if there is something wrong with the update, your messages are safe on iCloud and you can downgrade to the precedent version from TestFlight or App Store,” WABetaInfo reported on Friday.

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The update also showed how text bubbles would look in dark mode on WhatsApp. Pixabay

WhatsApp’s new splash screen would essentially let users see the WhatsApp logo whenever they open the app on their iPhones.

This is also available on the Android beta app.

The update also showed how text bubbles would look in dark mode on WhatsApp.

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This was first available on beta version for Android. The company is expected to introduce dark mode for users globally soon. (IANS)