Android Auto receives dark mode and new design update

Android Auto will soon receive its major in-car IP redesign update, according to a report. It is believed that the company has updated the design of the Android Auto settings page on mobile phones. Recently, 9to5Google reported that Google is rolling out a new Material You Redesign for Android Auto. In addition, the settings page also gets dark mode with the new update.

Speaking of the new design, this latest update in Android Auto is part of the latest Android Auto 7.5 update and is gradually rolling out to all users. This means the update will be rolled out to all users soon, the report suggests.

In terms of changes, Android Auto’s settings page shows the full stuff you’ve overhauled. This means the UI looks similar to other apps and settings. In addition, the app also supports Material You themes for accent colors, as well as dark and light themes.

In addition, the update brings with it a change in button placement and the overall structure of the theme. It looks more organized and consistent with other applications.

As a reminder, Google also unveiled the first public beta of the Android Auto Coolwalk update. The update offers a first look at the new in-car UI presented by the tech giant at the Google I/O keynote.

Meanwhile, Google’s cloud division has partnered with local gaming startup SuperGaming.

As part of the merger, SuperGaming’s SuperPlatform game engine will be available to developers using Google Cloud to build, host and distribute their games.

The move comes two years after an initial partnership between SuperGaming and Google in 2020, in which the Pune-based company moved its on-cloud resources from Amazon Web Services (AWS) to Google Cloud.

Developers aren’t limited to just using Google Cloud when using SuperGaming’s resources, but Google’s service would be the “preferred” platform, the companies said in a joint statement. Financial details of the partnership were not disclosed.

SuperGaming’s game engine, SuperPlatform, is currently used by Japanese developer Namco for the popular Pac-Man games on mobile devices. The startup, which raised $5.5 million in April last year, is also using its engine to create a homegrown battle royale title, Indus Royale.

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