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This update is currently only available to AA beta v8.5.124504 and must be enabled by Google server side. According to a number of articles it was officially released for beta users on Friday 11/11. Anyone following this update is well aware this has taken WAY longer than expected, but I can confirm, the wait is well worth it.

Although the AA layout is dynamic based on the screen dimensions there doesn't appear to be a way to move or resize sections manually. The quick launch buttons on the bottom also appear to be added dynamically based on what you used recently. The section that shows the weather works like an overflow section, for example, if you get a text message the preview will appear in that box after the initial notification banner goes away. After a period of time that preview goes away and returns to the weather again. Overall, I'm REALLY loving this update and it complements perfectly with the Ford Sync update that lets AA go full screen.

I've only had this for the day so I haven't had a ton of time to mess around with it, but I figured I would share what I know so far. I'll post updates if I discover anything else of note.
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@Eraser , I see the layout in the 1st picture. How do you switch to the layout in the 3rd picture?
 

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Looks good.

I'm waiting for the update that adds EV route planning to Waze or Google Maps like Apple has.
 


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@Eraser , I see the layout in the 1st picture. How do you switch to the layout in the 3rd picture?
Tapping the full screen button on the top right corner of the screen will get that 3rd layout. You'll notice the buttons on the native Sync buttons are expanded on that 3rd image.
 
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Thanks for sharing! I thought it would look a lot more different. I want them to remove the search box that blocks me from seeing the whole map.
Agreed, you can minimize the search box but you have to do it manually everytime AA starts.
 
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Beta program is full :(
 

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Think this will roll out by end of the year (when I get my MME). I love Android Auto in my other 2 cars. This looks like it on steroids.
 

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Looks like apple car play w the multi app view so that's good as I generally use native sync vs AA maybe this will change my ways
 

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Very cool. I always know where I'm going and don't need the other tiles in AAuto like weather or music. I like the Satellite view to take up the full screen with the MME tiles small. Can you do that with this update? I see you can make the navigation screen big but it then shows the MME tiles expanded below.
 
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Very cool. I always know where I'm going and don't need the other tiles in AAuto like weather or music. I like the Satellite view to take up the full screen with the MME tiles small. Can you do that with this update? I see you can make the navigation screen big but it then shows the MME tiles expanded below.
Yes you can. If you only want to see a single app you can tap the icon on the quick launch. Doing this will make it look the same as before without the multiple windows.
 
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Beta program is full :(
Yeah I forgot to mention that part. You can get the apk for the correct AA version but without Google flipping the switch you won't get the new interface.

 

 
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