its full screen. So we can activate it

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Just a few days ago, Google has started to release coolwalk in its latest version of Android Auto. The design was presented half a year ago, but it has been in recent days when it has been possible to access it in a completely stable version.


Despite everything, the first thing to keep in mind is that this new design is not available to all users, although its generalization is only a matter of time. We are aware that Google is opening up this new interface to more and more devices that until now could be accessed in its beta phases.

Coolwalk’s big change and how to activate full screen

The big news with Coolwalk is that the Android Auto interface simplified and stylized. Along the way, they have chosen to make some design decisions that make it similar to CarPlay, such as the possibility of dividing the screen and having the map at a glance and a widget to control what is playing.

This is, without a doubt, the great change of Coolwalk, the entry of multitasking on the screen of our car. In addition to the fact that two applications share a screen, one is displayed larger than the other and can be alternated at the driver’s discretion. The most common is that the music applications and the map share space.

Coolwalk with split screen by default

Coolwalk with split screen by default

However, it is possible that we put a playlist, a disc or a podcast that we do not want to change for many minutes (or hours) and prefer to have the full screen with the map.

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In this case, Coolwalk is not as intuitive as we would like. If we try to drag the app, it will simply toggle between the priority app and the one that shares the rest of the space, but it won’t show full screen.

Coolwalk with full screen

Coolwalk with full screen

To get to this point, it is essential to press the button of the Google Maps application and, thus, we will be able to see the full size map. The problem, at the moment, is that this interface is not available for other applications widely used by drivers, such as Waze or Here We Go.

Just a few days ago, Google has started to release coolwalk in its latest version of Android Auto. The design…

Just a few days ago, Google has started to release coolwalk in its latest version of Android Auto. The design…

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