Android phones will soon receive a 'driving mode' courtesy of Google Assistant

Oh yeah Google is in the video game business now

If you're an Android user, a quick heads-up: Google won't have those new rating triggers available in the Play Store until sometime in August.

Unveiled at Google's annual developer conference held in California, the most noticeable change is the new UI which features a default dark mode along with updated fonts and app icons to make the user experience better.

A new "Driving Mode" will also become available, which can be activated by simply saying "Hey Google, let's drive".

"The new interface is built to help you get on the road faster, show more useful information at a glance and simplify common tasks while driving", said Rod Lopez, Google's Product Manager for Android Auto. Lawmakers in several regions, including in the United States, United Kingdom and Singapore, are weighing privacy and data rules that could limit how Google tracks consumers and distributes information. The tech giant is also making its voice-enabled Google Assistant a whole lot smarter, adding an array of features to what it. From Pixel 3a to Android Q Beta 3 and beyond, it's all here.

Disclosure: Google sponsored the correspondent's flights and hotel for the trip to Mountain View.

The event attracts about 7,000 software developers who create apps for Google Assistant or other company platforms.

"With Android Q, we'll update important OS components in the background, similar to the way we update apps", Google said. According to Google's data, users whose comments and reviews are acknowledged tend to increase their rating by 0.7 stars.

Google also brought Google Assistant to new products.

The Nest Hub Max, which will also support Google Photos, YouTube TV and other AI applications, is to be priced at US$229 when it launches in the US, UK, Australia and other markets at this summer. The phones have similar constructions, so in the end they both got a 6 out of 10 repairability score, where 10 is easiest to fix.

According to Lopez, Android Auto is now supported on over 500 individual vehicle models from 50 different brands globally.

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