Aside from Apple Maps and other third-party support, Apple’s CarPlay can now support Google Maps, allowing users to see the map between music controls. Google also announced it will delay the removal of Chrome apps, allowing 1% of the users to continue using it.
Google Maps Now Works with iOS 13’s CarPlay Dashboard Mode
Avid users of Google Maps can finally make the app work with Apple’s CarPlay dashboard mode after a recent update, according to The Verge. Prior to this, users were limited to only using Apple Maps which is compatible with iOS 13’s CarPlay. After the unveiling of the dashboard mode with iOS 13 last year, iOS 13.4 followed which gave third-party companies the opportunity to add support and make their mapping feature work in the dashboard mode.
Apple’s CarPlay has been enjoyed by many since its launch due to its features like Siri voice controls and its compatibility with most cars’ buttons, knobs, or touchscreen. Additional apps were also made suitable for different driving scenarios.
Google Will Delay Shutdown of Chrome Apps
Google has recently updated its Chrome App Support Timeline in which the company is expanding its “phased approach for ending the support of Chrome Apps.” The decision was based on customer feedback that showed how unpopular Chrome Apps are that in 2016, Google even said there is only about 1 percent of users on Mac, Linux, and Windows that actively use Chrome’s packaged apps.
In March this year, Chrome Web Store stopped accepting new public Chrome apps (except for enterprise admins who were allowed to submit new private and unlisted ones) but allowed developers of existing apps to continue updating. In June next year, general support for Chrome Apps on Mac, Windows, and Linux devices is set to end and within another year, Chrome Web Store will cease to accept new, private, or unlisted Chrome apps. That includes ending the support of Chrome Apps on all platforms.
Chrome extensions will not be affected as Google plans to continue moving forward with it.