At Samsung’s smartphone launch occasion Galaxy Unpacked, the corporate has confirmed that SmartThings will work with Android Auto whereas also speaking about higher integration with automobiles, to create extra seamless integration whenever you’re on the street.
Samsung has supported Android Auto for a very long time, in order that a part of the equation is not new, however Samsung was eager to stress a more in-depth working relationship with Google through-out the launch occasion. Whereas the Android Auto experience stays a lot the identical, the combination SmartThings opens up a brand new realm of prospects from the display in your car.
That may assist you to entry anything you might need in your SmartThings world through Android Auto, so you may faucet by means of to make changes through SmartThings. After all, Google helps a variety of good residence units anyway, which might be supported through Google Assistant in Android Auto anyway, however this provides extra choices to those that have constructed a sensible residence across the SmartThings system.
What’s extra interesting is that SmartThings will be capable to use features like geolocation to offer you prompts within the car. You’ll set off routines, such as preparing the home on your return as you drive residence. It is all fairly normal stuff, however having a pop-up message inside Android Auto on the show of your car is a bit more distinctive.
Samsung also talked about integrating extra automobiles into SmartThings too, which is able to assist you to control appropriate automobiles inside the SmartThings app, somewhat than utilizing your car’s personal app in your phone. That may suggestions data like cost ranges, in addition to assist you to precondition your car earlier than you allow the home – and all from Samsung’s facet.
This extends further too, with on the street notifications when your car is working low on cost, in an effort to be directed to a charging station. Whereas your car will do that from its personal native techniques, Android Auto has up to now been somewhat distant from this kind of interplay – and it seems like SmartThings might present that resolution.
Outdoors of the app help, Samsung has also included UWB – extremely wide-band – into the brand new Galaxy S21+ and Galaxy S21 Extremely, which brings with it help for digital keys, together with some car keys. All of it provides as much as a Samsung system that is getting extra car pleasant – and being the biggest smartphone producer globally, this might profit a number of drivers.