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Android Auto coolwalk available for everyone: New dock, split screen, WhatsApp calls for Samsung, and more

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Android Auto is an inbuilt app that Google introduced for Android smartphones; with the help of this application, you can enjoy all your smartphone content on your car display. It optimizes all your entertainment, including music, media, and messaging apps, according to the display. The main purpose of the app is to reduce distractions while you focus on driving the car.

Android Auto brings new UI design Coolwalk

Google released a new update for the Android Auto application. It brings revamped UI, and it is available for all users. The design is developed under the code name “Coolwalk,” which premiered last year during Google I/O 2022 and is finally available to everyone after a public beta period of about two months. The new design is a major update to Android Auto: it offers a revamped dashboard that provides more information just a tap away, includes a quick shortcut dock located near the wheel, and integrates new features.

It will possible to make WhatsApp calls with Android Auto on Samsung and Pixel

In addition to the new design, there are several new features: the Assistant provides smart suggestions (for example, reminding you of missed calls or sharing arrival time with someone), and quick shortcuts are shown to respond quickly to messages. Google has also announced that it will soon be possible to make WhatsApp calls with Android Auto on Pixel and Samsung smartphones.

Android Auto gets dock (Taskbar) like Android 12L

Coolwalk also includes a dock that allows you to quickly switch between the most used apps or the most recently used ones, and which obviously contains all the information about the battery life of the smartphone, the time or network connection and the buttons to open the drawer of the applications, which instead remains practically unchanged.

The dock then adapts to the app you’re using and shows your media controls when you’re in a different app than the one you’re playing content.

How to update Android Auto

The Android Auto update is being released on the Play Store, whose page you can reach via the badge below. If it is not yet available, you obviously only have to wait a few hours for the release to be complete.


Aastha is a Author of Samlover.com. With a degree in Engineering with IT, Aastha is deeply immersed in the realm of technology. Specializing in Android and Hardware. She is Passionate about technology at the service of digital entertainment that can be used through any platform. Music, movies and video games have always taken up a good part of his free time, but he doesn't give up outdoor activities, from simple walks to cycling and skiing. He has been producing editorial content for SamLover since 2022 and has run a computer and telephony store for 3 decades.

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Samsung Messages App Crashing! Here’s How to Fix It

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Samsung users are facing an inconvenient crashing issue occurring on their native Messages app. Now Samsung is announcing the fix has arrived to avoid the app crashing issue. Let’s take a closer look at the constantly crashing issue and a new fix. 

The Galaxy users are claiming that, in the past 12 hours, their native Message application has been constantly crashing, which is quite irritating. A reason behind the fuss appears in a recent update to the Google Meet app, which conflicts with Samsung’s Messages app. We’re not sure why, but uninstalling or disabling Meet will stop messages from crashing.

However, recently on Reddit and Samsung’s official forums, users have claimed constant crashes for the Samsung Messages app. There seems to be a crashing bug while trying to enter conversations within a health app. Force-closing the app, clearing the cache, restarting the phone, and even entering the phone in Safe Mode don’t fix the issue. 

A moderator in Samsung’s forums confirmed this temporary workaround and also said that “Samsung is aware of the concern and is working towards resolving the matter.”

Finally, regarding this issue, Samsung has officially informed its users that this unwanted issue is about to settle down since Google has issued an update for the Google Meet app, which will stop Samsung’s Messages app from crashing continuously. 

If you are also going through inconvenient crashing issues, you can easily settle them by downloading the latest Google Meet update available in the Google Play Store. It will fix the crashing issues.

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Latest Samsung Health App Update Aims to Outdo Previous Versions

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Samsung Health has expanded its functionality to enhance your health and fitness monitoring experience by adding a new way to stay more competitive. 

Samsung offers a free app for tracking health and fitness activities named Samsung Health that can be used with compatible devices, such as Galaxy smartphones, Galaxy smartwatches, Galaxy Buds, and a few Samsung smart TVs. Samsung Health is now introducing a new mode that will permit you to challenge yourself by racing against your own previous best times. 

The Korean giant has pushed out a new update that adds a new competitive mode that will allow you to race against yourself. With the new mode, users will have more options for setting daily activity goals. It lets you set goals beyond just steps. Now you can easily choose to track floors climbed or active hours to better reflect your activity style. 

Currently, it only offers limited options for particular activities. Future updates might add more variety to help users reach their fitness goals in their preferred ways. Apart from all these, another change that has been implemented with the latest update is a new quick-access menu that will appear while logging your menstrual cycle. Now you can also set custom moods to improve and reflect your emotional state throughout the day. 

For an enhanced and upgraded experience, you can download this latest update. This app is not just for tracking fitness goals, but you can also use it to track sleep, stress, meditation, and more.

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Android Auto 12.1 Beta Released and Ready for Download

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Android Auto 11.1 Stable

Android Auto is one of the unique services from Google that aims to provide utility features of smartphones to the car display. With this capability, the company is successful in making its presence in the automobile industry. However, due to some internal issues, Android Auto isn’t as appreciated as it should be, but now, with frequent updates, the company is making it more useful and convenient for users. Now, with the latest development, the company is introducing a new beta update for devices.

Android Auto 12.1 beta: what’s new? 

Following the same sequence, Android Auto is now getting a new 12.1 beta update. With the latest update, the company hasn’t provided a new changelog, which may indicate that it may not provide any significant changes for the application. However, in the recent I/O 2024 event, Google announced some new changes that will provide new capabilities like gaming and more compatible applications in the future, so it is possible that Google has already started working on it and you may see some enhancements for it.

How do I install the new beta update?

To install the latest update, you need to enroll in the beta program. To do that, simply go to the Play Store and search for Android Auto or directly tap on this link. Here,  tap on the join button. Once you register, you will immediately receive a new update. Install it and enjoy all the new features and improvements.

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