Android's Car Home App Gains Customization Tools
Google today updated the Car Home application in Android, which now allows users to customize the lay-out of application. Car Home, which works when an Android phone is docked in a car, simplifies the menu structure and provides large on-screen icons, making it easier to interact with an Android device when driving a vehicle. Users can now change the short cuts that appear on-screen when Car Home is running, as well as rearrange the lay-out of the shortcuts. Google has also made it possible for Android phones to launch into Car Home mode whenever they are paired with a Bluetooth headset. Other changes include the ability to add custom wallpaper behind the Car Home menu, and better tools for developers to make their own applications and services compatible with Car Home. The new version of Car Home is a free download from the Android Market, and requires Android 2.2.