This Navigation App Makes Google Maps and Waze Look Ridiculous on Android Auto

Sygic’s GPS Navigation software is one of the most advanced Google Maps alternatives, and in addition to supporting Android and iPhone, it also packs Android Auto integration.
Sygic overhauls its Android Auto integration
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Sygic’s sat-nav solution runs on the infotainment system with all the bells and whistles available in the mobile version, so you won’t feel like you lose anything when running the navigation on the bigger screen in the car.

The company has been working hard to improve Android Auto’s experience, and a massive makeover is now available for all users.

It all starts with better control over the audio experience. Like most navigation solutions, Sygic’s application allows users to configure what they want to hear, including alerts and turn-by-turn guidance. Thanks to this update, the application also enables users to switch tracks and adjust the volume from the main screen using the on-screen controls. Therefore, you can listen to your favorite tunes and podcasts without switching to another application.

The feature works similarly to Waze, which also comes with audio app integration. Waze supports most big names, such as YouTube Music and Spotify, and you can see song information and control the playback without interrupting navigation.

Sygic says it paid particular attention to multiple ways to improve the map interface, and the latest redesign is now available for everybody. The application includes simpler zoom in and out options that users can activate “with just a gentle tap,” as the company explains. The redesigned map interface also includes reorganizing waypoints of interest, so you can get more information by just looking at the map.

Sygic navigation on Android Auto

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The update also includes a more straightforward experience when looking for a fuel station. Beginning with this makeover, Sygic uses branded fuel station icons on the map, so you can see the nearby gas

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This new Android cell phone is ridiculous tough and talks to satellites

The Cat S75 smartphone is solid enough to keep performing immediately after extra than a several drops — and also clever enough to send and acquire messages even when there is no cellular relationship.

If you have a fall and really don’t fare as effectively as the Cat S75 mobile phone, it has the means to call for help when other phones would simply just fall short, thanks to a specific new chip from MediaTek and an application that enables satellite conversation.

Two-way satellite communication

The opening screen for the Bullitt Satellite Messenger app on the Cat S75 phone.

Created by the Bullitt Group, the Cat S75 is the initially smartphone to appear with the Bullitt Satellite Messenger application, which communicates with satellites to mail and receive messages even when your cellular provider is nonexistent. It will also connect you to FocusPoint Global, a business furnishing SOS aid, to get assistance in situation of an unexpected emergency when you don’t have services on your cell phone.

Messages can be obtained and replied to by any phone, no matter if it has the MT6825 chip or not, or even whether or not it is an Android or iOS device.

It is built possible by the new MediaTek MT6825 chip, which supplies two-way communication, area sharing, SOS solutions, temperature forecasting, and motion tracking by way of its communication with satellites. The Bullitt Satellite Messenger application is employed in these situation, relatively than your common SMS application or a support like WhatsApp, and messages can be received and replied to by any mobile phone, no subject if it has the MT6825 chip or not, or even no matter if it’s an Android or iOS system.

Even though the Bullitt Satellite Messenger application does call for a subscription, it is significantly less high priced than your usual provider contract. It costs five euros for each month, which should

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