Google Assistant’s driving mode has been appearing on some Android devices lately, which means that full rollout may be near.
We haven’t heard anything about Google Assistant driving mode after Google announced it at the I/O developers conference last year, but that’s about to change. According to XDA-Developers, the feature has started to appear on some Android devices recently.
Just two weeks ago, users also reported a new navigation interface in Google Maps. According to XDA-Developers, the new UI seems to precede the availability of the feature on devices.
There is no official rollout announcement just yet, but Android users are reporting that the “Google Assistant settings” item in the Google Maps “Navigation settings” has a new description – “manage driving mode.”
The Google Assistant Driving Mode announced at Google I/O 2019 seems to finally be rolling out https://t.co/s8Ip8VhAiT
— XDA (@xdadevelopers) October 16, 2020
The description used to be “Google Assistant settings,” and tapping it opened the Google Assistant’s general settings. Tapping it now opens the new driving mode settings for Google Assistant.
We can only assume that a full rollout is imminent – at least on Android.
The feature’s UI, shown at Google I/O last year looks quite different from the screens that users are reporting, but it’s been more than a year since Google Assistant’s driving mode was announced, so
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