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Android Auto new bug forcing users to use Google Maps with Voice commands

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Google Maps is a widely successful application for navigating Android devices. There are many applications to navigate and reach the destination from journey platforms like Waze. Android Auto is one of the access command technologies installed in automobiles that helps navigate the map. Recently, it has been seen that Android users are troubled by unauthorized voice commands for other installed navigation applications. It is detected that command access is directly navigating to Google Maps instead of verifying the installed other navigation application.

According to some reports, a new bug in Android Auto is forcing users to use the feature of Google Maps only with voice commands, even if they recently used Waze or their navigation application.

This issue has appeared over the past week for some users. Whether Waze or other Android Auto navigation apps are installed, when users give any command to Google Assistant, it directly uses Google Maps for any navigation.

However, Google has now resolved the issue via a new update of the Google application. The latest iteration of the application, version 15.13.46.28, has restored broken functionality. If you are also getting issues, then you should check for the new update of the Google app. To do that, just go to the Google Play Store and search for the Google app. If the update button is on, then tap on it.

For your information, Android Auto is one of the best car accessories because it allows users to use all the important functionality of smartphones directly through the car display. So if you want to take full advantage of the entertainment system, then you should always keep Android Auto up to date.


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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Google Weather Redesign Now Available on More Android Devices

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Google revamped its Google Weather app to make it more user-friendly and enhance the experience by bringing with it Material You design standards.

Google’s Weather app has received a major renovation with Material You aesthetics and additional information. After being available on Pixel devices since September 2023 and Samsung Galaxy devices since December, Google finally decided to push it out to most Android devices in May 2024. 

It is being reported that the new Google Weather app is appearing on many more manufacturers’ Android devices, except Pixels and Samsungs. The app has been spotted on various devices, including the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, the OnePlus Open, the Honor Magic 6 RSR, and even an older Nokia 4.2 running Android 11. 

For so long, its availability was limited to specific devices; now, finally, Google has started rolling it out widely. Users who have access to the new Weather app will also have noticed a recent update for the Google app. The new app introduces a simpler layout with hourly and 10-day forecasts on a single page, replacing the multiple tabs of the old application. Earlier this year, in February, Google updated its At a Glance and Weather widget icons on Pixel smartphones. 

The Weather app is not the only application that Google has brought weather data to. Previously, it was reported that the company was finally bringing real-time weather information within Google Maps; however, that has been available for years on iOS. The Google Weather app’s redesign is highly pleasing to the eyes, and the Material You Impact is quite notably on display. 

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Samsung TV Plus Still Alive: Shutting Down Notice Was An Error

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A nightmare broke out; the Samsung TV Plus is not going anywhere, at least for now. A couple of days ago, Family Hub Refrigerator users received a notice that Samsung TV Plus is shutting down and will only be available in Mexico. Finally, Samsung TV Plus is still running and not going anywhere. 

Previously, we reported that Samsung TV Plus would soon shut down since Samsung sent a notice to some Family Hub refrigerators and TV owners regarding the shutdown in the USA. The new report revealed that Samsung has clarified that the notice was just an error and asked users to disregard it. Samsung TV Plus said it is not going away anywhere. 

This is being speculated by a post on X shared by @SamsungTVPlus stating, “Oops! You can disregard that Family Hub notification. This was an error—we’re not going anywhere! 

Some users say one of the most used smart features on their Family Hub refrigerator is Samsung TV Plus; on the other side, others believe that they prefer a Samsung TV over TVs from other brands because of Samsung TV Plus. It is a completely free and ad-supported video streaming service that offers documentaries, movies, news, and TV shows across various genres. 

Their service does not ask for a signup or any credit card, so you can easily start using it. The brand made it available on Galaxy smartphones, high-end refrigerators, tables, and TVs. 

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Google Password Manager Introduces Family Sharing Feature

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Earlier this year, Google teased about its new privacy function expansion through Google Password Sharing, which allows users to share their passwords with their family members. This feature is coming soon to devices with a new update.

According to the Android Authority, the password-sharing ability started appearing on mobile with the Google Play services with version number v24.20. However, at the same time, other reports claim that the feature has not arrived for all the devices. It indicates that the company may be providing it to the selected users, and after testing, it will be distributed. to all the users.

For starters, the Google Password Manager provides a separate and private space where you can save the passwords of different applications in one place, and you can easily open any application by tapping on it. Along with the password manager, it suggests a strong password when creating a new long ID.

Google has made it available for every Android device user via Google Play services by default, so the latest family password sharing ability will be available for every device user via the latest Google Play system update, along with the Google password manager, which is also set to roll out new material and a redesigned interface that will provide a whole. For more information on the Google Play system update, you can check out this article.

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