Google recently announced that it will end Android GPS activities for mobile phones. The modification is already happening with Android 12, according to a confirmation from the company. The app will now be replaced by the Google Assistant driving mode integrated with Google Maps.
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On the other hand, Android Auto will remain active for compatible cars. The specialized portal XDA Developers reports that the GPS is already showing a warning that it will no longer work.
According to the warning message, users are also instructed on what to do. In this case, they have to use the Google Assistant driving mode, this is for Android 12 phones.
For those with an earlier version of Android, the GPS app will continue to work for now.
In any case, Any device with Android 9 or above can install Google Assistant driving mode. It is recommended that the device has at least 4 GB of RAM.
The tool allows you to send messages, read them out loud, play music devices, etc. All this while driving, without having to divert your focus from traffic.
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Google has also begun working on a collective network of mobile devices to determine location. The idea is to create a feature that makes it easy to locate a mobile device, tablet, or the like. This is if the device has an Android operating system.
In June of this year, the first spoilers for the “Spot” project appeared. However, recently, new information was leaked, including a preview of the Google app.
As expected, the tool should resemble Apple’s search app. Here, a lost iPhone can be found, for example, even if it is turned off.
The name of the Google device is Find My Device. However, it is not yet known if this will be the official title of the app. However, there is a Google app of the same name on the Play Store. Given this, the project is expected to be just an update.
As happened with other “surprises” that have been discovered, this one should take effect soon. Users are already looking forward to using the Android Finder in the coming months.
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