Google Assistant driving mode is now converted to a voice bar

Google has announced it will be deprecating a range of Google Assistant features. One of the features that will be removed is 'App Launcher' in Google Assistant Driving Mode

Google has announced it will be deprecating a range of Google Assistant features. One of the features that will be removed is the 'App Launcher' in Google Assistant Driving Mode, which people are saying is an experience, but after the upcoming 7th February will other.

This mode will appear at the bottom of Google Maps when you are within a predetermined distance. It may now have a microphone, a shortcut to return to the Map, and a 2×2 grid icon.

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This will open a launcher with a list of apps and shortcuts so you can call/text. It also includes first-party apps like Google Maps, YouTube Music, Read Books, and Podcasts, as well as Spotify, Pandora, Telegram, and other experiences from third-party apps on your device.

 Media apps let you browse for songs and other content, and you also get a full-screen playback user interface.

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Those apps, along with the launcher, will officially be discontinued on February 7. Accordingly, Google has phased out the Driving Mode Dashboard in 2022, aiming to replace Android Auto for the Phone Screen. favourite.

What remains is the black bar at the bottom, whose main purpose is to give Google Assistant Driving Mode quick access to commands. There are no options for you to change it.

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 Additionally, you still have access to quick media apps above the black bar. The Assistant driving mode may not technically be going away. However, Driving Mode is the Launcher and these apps are for most people.

The ability to quickly tap large touch targets on the screen takes precedence over voice commands, while those apps are really useful in the car. Google's decision to remove it reflects how the Assistant has been pared down to focus solely on the voice command experience.

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