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Focus Mode might be Android's best new feature

Melba Vasquez | 08 May, 2019, 03:21

Perhaps tomorrow's event is just too jam-packed full of awesomeness to include Android Auto, but for whatever the reason, there's plenty of new stuff to talk about.

For the 10th major version of Android, Google is focusing on a few big categories: innovation, privacy, and digital wellbeing.

Moving to security and privacy, Google noted that Android "has the most widely deployed security and anti-malware service of any OS".

Google has also expanded Smart Reply to work with every Android messaging app, and has added suggestions as well, such as opening Google Maps to navigate to an address mentioned in the chat.

Google says it will launch Focus Mode on phones running Android 9.0 Pie and newer this fall.

Android Q is bringing a long-awaited feature to your phone - it'll debut a new Dark Mode across the entirety of Google's software. You will be able to review apps, monitor app usage, and set a time limit for specific apps. Google's update won't arrive until "This summer", but we get screenshots today showing all the significant new additions. That means the speed of the Assistant responses will no longer be at the mercy of your network connection.

The new Android Auto UI is designed around getting you to the apps you want to use more quickly.

Your phone can become the ultimate dashboard screen with Google Assistant's upcoming "driving mode".

Google will usher in a sleeker look for Android Auto this summer, the technology company announced on Monday.

The update features a darker color theme and new color accents that are claimed to make it quicker and easier for a driver to see content on a car's central display.

On top of that, the Android Auto notification center has been upgraded to better highlight the latest messages and alerts, so you can better decide what's important right now, and what can be safely ignored until your drive is over.

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