Android Auto will be discontinued for the smartphone users leaving Google Assistant Driving Mode in charge to assist the android device owners while driving, last week 9to5Google reported. Well, what can we do? Google always looks forward to providing its users with something better, so it ends the product necessarily.
About Google Assistant Driving Mode
This mode was announced back in 2019 and is designed to replace the Android Auto-driving assistance. Then later in 2021, the Google Assistant Driving Mode finally arrived with a search option on the screen at start-up saying “Where to?” Other options you will see on the default screen when driving mode starts are music recommendations, a quick message replying feature, and the ‘Make a Call” shortcut.
This way users can access music and navigation features at the same time while using “YouTube Music, Spotify, and other apps” as they are supported as music options. Then just a few months after Driving Mode was released, Google announced discontentment with every other driving user interface for Android users.
How To Access Google Assistant Driving Mode?
The major difference between both of them is how you can access them. Android Auto is downloadable through Google Play Store and will be launched and works like an android application.
Whereas, Google Assistant Driving Mode is a little bit complicated as it will come as a default in android smartphones. The easiest way to access the feature is to use a voice command, ‘Hey Google, launch Driving Mode” then once after being launched you can pin it on your home screen to access it through the icon.
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Driving Mode Can’t Be Used In Landscape Mode
The biggest flaw if we compare Assistant Driving Mode to Android Auto is that users won’t be able to use Driving Mode in the landscape. This mode will not turn with your screen you will have to rely on portrait mode always.
Moreover, Driving Mode is limited to a particular region, meaning you can use this mode in only a few countries only. Currently Driving mode is available in “Australia, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Mexico, Spain, United Kingdom, and the United States.”