At I / O 2021 in May, Google unveiled for the first time a new feature of Android 11 that allowed users to unlock their car with their phones. At the time, the company announced that the feature would be available on the Pixel and Samsung Galaxy smartphones later this year. As promised, Google now offers digital car key support for the Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro and Galaxy S21, along with several new Android Otto features.
According to xda-developers, Google recently published a post in which it announced that digital car key capability is now available in some countries via the Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro and Galaxy S21. Currently, this feature is only available with a few BMW cars Is compatible; But Google is likely to support more manufacturers’ cars soon.
Note that the Google Car’s digital key feature is not the same as the digital key feature released on some Samsung devices earlier this year. While the two feature essentially the same functionality, the Samsung solution only supports the Galaxy S 21 Plus, Galaxy S 21 Ultra, Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, and only for the Genesis GV60 EV Available.
In addition to supporting digital car keys, Google also introduces new auto-launch settings. As soon as you connect your smartphone to a compatible car, Android Otto starts automatically.
In addition, Google has added a new always-on play button to the Android home screen, allowing you to access your favorite music with just one tap. The company has also introduced a new search icon that allows you to start voice search quickly.
Google plans to introduce another feature for Android Otto in the coming months that will allow you to use Smart Reply And Google Assistant, reply to text messages as soon as possible. Also, the people of Montenegro in their recent announcement about new widgets for Google Photos, Google Play Books, and YouTube Music have spoken.