Facebook Messenger Now Works With Android Auto

In a new update for Facebook Messenger, the messaging service now works for users of Android Auto, bringing all of your conversations straight to your car’s dashboard.

With the update, once connected to your car or using Android Auto’s new standalone mode, notifications from Messenger will appear, with three options following. Users can have the message read back to them over the speakers, reply with a canned response (“sorry, I’m driving right now”), or dictate a reply.  (more…)

Android Auto at I/O: Coming Soon to Your Phone, Plus Waze, Hotwording, and a Concept

Google didn’t mention much about Android Auto yesterday during either the keynote or through their barrage of blog posts once that wrapped, but they are sharing big changes with media and in the I/O Sandbox. The changes include a phone mode that allows you to use your phone as your Android Auto unit, incoming Waze support, and a really cool concept that is Google’s vision for a full-blown in-car infotainment suite.  (more…)