Join us on Telegram | Early Samsung Black Friday deals, check them out right now!

SamMobile has affiliate and sponsored partnerships. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

Car Mode for Galaxy makes it much easier for you to use your Galaxy handset in the car

Phone
By 

Last updated: September 3rd, 2015 at 14:33 UTC+01:00

Smartphones weren’t really a focus in Samsung’s keynote today at the IFA 2015 consumer electronics show in Berlin but the company did make an interesting announcement. It’s called Car Mode for Galaxy and the feature makes it much easy to access core features off the phone that are essential while driving without having to actively interact with the device. This way drivers get the features that they need the most and don’t run the risk of being distracted on the road by having to look at their phone constantly.

Car Mode for Galaxy is actually quite similar to in-dash products from Google and Apple called Android Auto and CarPlay respectively. They come up on the car’s in-dash screen when a compatible device is connected and offer features like messages, navigation and music in an easy to use interface with minimal distraction. That’s more or less how Car Mode for Galaxy works, it provides access to music and navigation with large brightly colored buttons for easy navigation, users can interact with the system through the in-dash screen, steering wheel controls or simply through S Voice.

It’s not as feature-rich as Android Auto and there’s no open app store but at least Car Mode for Galaxy doesn’t require you to buy a new car to get a new expensive radio just to use the software feature. It works with Samsung’s Galaxy smartphones in any car that has an in-dash system with MirrorLink support, it can also run as a standalone app in cars that don’t have MirrorLink. Car Mode for Galaxy will be rolled out as an app for Samsung handsets starting tomorrow.

samsung-car-mode-galaxy

Phone Car ModeGalaxyIFA 2015
Load 6 comments

You might also like

Samsung ending support for MirrorLink, Car Mode and Find My Car

Samsung has decided to end support for three in-car services at the same time. We hear that the company will no longer support MirrorLink, Care Mode and Find My Car. Samsung’s devices have had MirrorLink support since 2014. MirrorLink is a widely used standard for car and smartphone connectivity. Those who own cars with MirrorLink-compatible […]

  • By Adnan Farooqui
  • 3 years ago

McDonald’s customers in the UK can play with Samsung tablets while they down a Big Mac

Do you ever feel bored when you’re at a McDonald’s going to town on a Big Mac? Ronald McDonald has just the cure for you, provided you’re visiting one of his outlets in the United Kingdom. McDonald’s UK is installing Samsung Galaxy tablets across most of its outlets in the country so that customers can browse […]

  • By Adnan Farooqui
  • 7 years ago

[Poll] Do you use the default Samsung keyboard on your 2015 Galaxy device?

For a long time, third-party keyboard apps were extremely important for Android users, as the out-of-the-box keyboard apps from manufacturers were, in one word, horrible. Swype kicked off the game with a keyboard that lets you swipe over letters to make a word for faster typing than regular touch input, then SwiftKey came along with an excellent […]

  • By Abhijeet Mishra
  • 7 years ago

Samsung reportedly spending $25 million on Rihanna’s new album and upcoming tour

In what appears to be one of the biggest music and marketing tie-ups in recent memory a report claims that Samsung will be sponsoring Rihanna’s new album and upcoming tour to the tune of $25 million. According to the report both camps have been negotiating on the deal for seven months which covers Rihanna’s upcoming […]

  • By Adnan Farooqui
  • 7 years ago

US presidential candidate Donald Trump uses a Samsung Galaxy smartphone to tweet

Donald Trump is many things, he’s a big fan of golf, he has been on a reality TV show, he’s a real estate mogul and these days he’s also one of the Republican candidates vying for the office of the president of the United States in 2016. All candidates are heavily relying on social media to […]

  • By Adnan Farooqui
  • 7 years ago

Samsung showcased enterprise mobility solutions at IFA 2015

Samsung has showcased KNOX, which is an enterprise level EMM solution that provides unparalleled security and control, at the company’s booth during IFA 2015 in Berlin. The South Korean technology giant demoed KNOX as well as Samsung Pay over at its booth, and the company has published their demo in a promo video that is embedded below. If you can […]

  • By Octav G.
  • 7 years ago