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Google Podcasts for iOS adds CarPlay support - 9to5Google
Back in March, Google Podcasts launched on iOS alongside an Android revamp and tweaks to the web experience. Google Podcasts for iOS today adds CarPlay...
Back in March, Google Podcasts launched on iOS alongside an Android revamp and tweaks to the web experience. The first update to Google Podcasts for iOS today adds CarPlay support. CarPlay support is the highlight of version 2.0, with Google touting how “you can more easily and safely listen while you drive.” Like other audio apps on the automotive platform, the UI is quite straightforward in offering access to your subscriptions and large now playing controls. This update to Google Podcasts also touts “several bug fixes to improve performance.” The app is quite simple with only three tabs. The “Home” tab has a carousel of your shows at the top, while below is a feed of unplayed episodes. “Explore” lets you search for podcasts indexed by Google Search, with a “For you” section providing suggestions tailored “for you.” Users can also browse by news, business, arts, comedy, and more. “Activity” is the final section with episode filters like “Your queue,” “Downloads,” and “History,” as well as a list of all your “Subscriptions.” The now playing screen has a sleep timer and playback speed adjuster that can trim silence. Other standard features include new episode notifications and auto-downloading. Google Podcasts 2.0 with CarPlay is rolling out now via the App Store: Google Podcasts now supports Apple CarPlay so you can more easily and safely listen while you drive. We’ve also made several bug fixes to improve performance. More about Google Podcasts: FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links.More. Check out 9to5Google on YouTube for more news:
Huawei’s AppGallery gets ‘HERE WeGo’ to replace missing Google Maps - 9to5Google
Huawei's AppGallery store has just added the HERE WeGo app as an alternative to Google Maps for users without Play Store access.
Huawei’s past couple of major releases have lacked a huge selling point Google apps. That’s a result of the ongoing situation with the US and, now, Huawei is building out its AppGallery store to fill the gap with one of its latest big additions potentially able to fill the place of Google Maps. Google Maps is the biggest mapping product on the planet, but it has healthy competition from the likes of Apple Maps and HERE. The latter has been around for quite a while and is actually the second-largest mapping product out there. Recently, HERE’s “WeGo” navigation map was added to Huawei’s AppGallery, offering a useful Google Maps alternative to users of Huawei phone without access to the Play Store. WeGo is a city-first mapping app, offering turn-by-turn directions using various forms of transit including walking, cars, bikes, and more. The app also has information on public transit in over 1300 cities including some of the biggest in the US (NYC, San Francisco, etc). Offline maps are also available in over 100 countries. This is handy for those tempted by the hardware of devices like the Mate 30 or Huawei P40 series. Still, the software difficulties on those devices don’t end at just lacking Google apps, so filling out the AppGallery is only a small part of the bigger solution that’s needed. FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links.More. Check out 9to5Google on YouTube for more news: