It should be a little easier to browse music, podcasts and audiobooks after a user interface update that makes album art bigger. Google Assistant voice search will also be more useful, for example, to request playing melodies from specific time periods or a particular artist, for example. Initially, updates will work with apps, including Google Play Books, Google Play Music, iHeartRadio, Pocket Casts and Spotify.
Google is also upgraded, with support for MMS (multimedia messaging service) and RCS rich communications services, so you will not be able to use features like group messages. Meanwhile, message preview is disabled by default and you can turn them on from your settings. That way, says Google, you can decide whether privacy or convenience is more important if you do not want passengers to look at your texts. Only displaying previews while not actively running is a logical feature that reduces potential interference. At launch, messaging features feature such messages, Hangouts and WhatsApp.