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Tip: If you still don't have the new Android Auto, check your app settings

Google started rolling out the new Android Auto earlier this month, and it's an overall improvement. You should have the updated interface already, but we've heard from a number of Android Auto users who haven't seen the update appear automatically. Luckily, there's a quick fix.

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Sony's 9-inch, single-DIN Android Auto receiver launches in December for $600

Android Auto is an increasingly standard option on new vehicles, but if you want to implant it into your existing car, you'll need some hardware. Sony's new XAV-AX8000 is an interesting option, featuring a big honkin' nine-inch display. One caveat: it'll set you back 600 bucks.

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Weekend poll: Do you use Android Auto?

Earlier this week, Google pushed out a big new update for Android Auto, marking the first really substantial change since the in-dash software platform landed in cars all the way back in 2015. Between the standalone app and the fact that most car makers now support Android Auto in their high-end infotainment systems, odds are that many of you have at least tried it out over the last few years. Do you use Android Auto now?

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Five key new features of Android Auto's big 2019 update

Android Auto has just gotten its first significant update since the platform launched way back in 2015, and it's long overdue. The new Android Auto blends better with car interiors, and the controls take into account how people use infotainment systems. It also surfaces some Assistant features with the help of the revamped interface. There's a lot going on, but here are the five key new features that make the updated Auto something to care about.

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Google is getting rid of Android Auto's smartphone UI — here's why

The new Android Auto started rolling out today (and it's pretty good), but unfortunately, all of its various improvements are only coming to in-car displays. The version of Android Auto you can run on your phone's screen standalone won't be getting the same face lift — and as a matter of fact, it's eventually going away entirely (though we're not sure exactly when). Here's what's happening.

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The new Android Auto officially starts rolling out today, and it's mostly an improvement

Google released Android Auto four years ago, and carmakers have largely embraced Google's take on infotainment. You can plug almost any Android phone into a supported vehicle and get the same interface, which is nearly unaltered since AA's 2015 debut. That will start changing today with the release of the revamped Android Auto. Google previewed the new Android Auto at I/O this year, and I've had the chance to use it in my car for the last week.

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[Update: Official announcement] Android Auto redesign is now rolling out, for real this time

Google first revealed in May that Android Auto would soon have a brand new interface, but no firm release date was announced. A few people claimed to have received the new look back in June, but Google said it was still being worked on. The updated interface might finally be rolling out, according to multiple reports from our readers and Reddit.

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Android Auto phone interface gone for many on Android Q Beta 5

Quite a while ago, along announcing the new Android Auto experience, Google also said that it would deprecate the interface for phones completely. It encourages its customers to use Assistant Driving Mode instead, which is poised to come out "this summer." Android Q is apparently already preparing for this, as some users on the latest beta report that the Android Auto app icon is disappearing for them, with no option to start the app from their phones anymore.

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Ford adds 8 vehicles to the Android Auto roster, including the EcoSport and Fiesta

Ford is one the biggest automakers in the world, so it doesn't come as much of a surprise that its already-lengthy Android Auto compatibility list has just grown by eight. The additions include three economy cars and four vans, as well as its 647-horsepower GT supercar.

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[Update: Google says not yet] Android Auto's fresh new interface is finally starting to roll out

Earlier this year, fans of Android Auto were given something big to look forward to, as after years of relative stagnation, Google announced that a major overhaul was coming down the pike for its car-connected system. While previously teased with no more specificity than arriving "later this summer," it looks like that update ball has finally started rolling, and the first reports are coming in of the new Auto interface landing.

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