After a couple of months of beta testing, the popular, Google-owned navigation service Waze has finally made its way to Android Auto.
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As it turns out, Allo isn’t quite the success Google wanted it to be, but the company isn’t giving up on it – quite the opposite, actually. An update to the messaging platform’s Android app today has brought support for a somewhat big new feature: support for Android Auto.
Following an important update for its Gmail application, Google announced that Photos app is getting a brand new feature as well. However, the new version released today by Google will only be available to Photos users on desktop and Android. The iOS version will receive the new feature at a later date.
Auto white balance is the new feature Google Photos users will be able to take advantage of starting this week. With the latest version of the app, when the photo editor is open, you can select a look, and the application will automatically correct the white balance in the image, not just …
The folks over at VideoLabs are about to unleash a major update for their VLC app for Android devices. Several new features have been added to the beta version of VLC, and if trialed successfully, they should be available to everyone very soon.
First of all, the developers have added support for LG devices with 18:9 aspect ratio, like the G6 smartphone, recently announced. Also, there’s a new option that allows VLC users to save subtitles delay and optionally audio delay for each file.
The update will also integrate a DayNight mode and remove the sound lowering notification. …
Toyota will work with Ford to integrate an open-source version of Ford’s Sync AppLink into future Toyota vehicles. The software, called SmartDeviceLink (yes, three words concatenated) lets a car access and control applications running on the smartphone, using the car’s LCD, dashboard controls, and voice input button. This is roughly the same as what Apple CarPlay and Android Auto do.
Two differences will be apparent immediately between AppLink / SmartDeviceLink on one hand and CarPlay / Android Auto on the other: Ford claims more than 70 apps already available (AppLink apps should run as SmartDeviceLink apps as well). CarPlay and Android Auto have just a handful. Also, there may be more freedom for automakers to tweak and brand the interface the user sees on the LCD. Right now, it’s hard to tell a CarPlay app on a Chevrolet from one on a Volvo or Ford.