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What's the reason for you to install Android car radios?

Old 03-19-2018, 04:27 AM
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Default What's the reason for you to install Android car radios?

As Double-Din Android car radios are getting increasingly popular these days, a lot of people are heading towards the market to buy one of these advanced accessories for their cars. For every car owner, a Double-Din stereo panel is an icing on a cake that is not only tempting to look at, but tastes equally good.
Most of the android car radios offer Bluetooth and Touch Screen but only the high end ones have full compatibility with your phone using Bluetooth and in-built GPS navigation systems as well as higher quality touch screens and quicker and better OS.
So, what’s the reason for you to install Android car radios? For connecting your phone with Bluetooth? Or Touchscreen and GPS navigation?

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Old 03-19-2018, 10:43 AM
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The company Seicane that you are referring with your links has some incredibly horrible reviews and complaints about build quality, customer support, and even reports of people being outright ignored when they try to file a claim for a refund.
Definitely not a company that anyone would want to do business with.

Anyone thinking of buying anything online from a vendor they have not dealt with before, should always Google the companies name and look for reviews from other customers.
Seicane, is just an example of how bad they can get.

Besides the obvious things, like the fact that they just look good installed in the car, but they also have much more functionality than a standard stereo system.
Almost all of them come with GPS capability, except for the ones from companies like, Kenwood, Pioneer and JVC, but they sell the GPS modules for their systems separately, or want you to plug in your phone, and use its GPS on their system. GPS for me is a major necessity, otherwise I would buy one of those systems.
You can install apps to get the headunit to do so many things that a regular radio could never do before.
All of the Android double din headunits I have seen supported bluetooth connection to cellphones and access to things like phonebook and such.

Even Chrysler has jumped on using Android headunits. They started offering them in the last year or so as factory equipment.
Add a relatively inexpensive adapter and you can install an app called torque and then use your headunit to read trouble codes, or even add extra useful gauges to your dash, like vacuum and voltage, along with many others that are offered. But I strongly suggest not buying one of the super cheap ones found on ebay and amazon, because some of the readings like voltage it will display will be incorrect. My first couple I bought were from those places, and they all showed about 12,5 to 13 volts for the electrical system, which would mean a bad alternator, but when I bought a name brand unit a, ScanTool 427201 OBDLink LX Bluetooth adapter, it displayed an average voltage of about 14.5 volts, which is right about where it should be. The adapter cost me about 50 bucks when I bought it, so the price is not really bad at all, and setting it up was rather easy to do, since the adapter has a pairing button, instead of a pin code.
The cheap ones all used pairing codes, and if I had to reset the headunit for any reason, I had to figure out what the damned pin code was to reconnect.

You can add a USB hub that runs off of 12volts, and then plug in a hard drive to store all of your music on to play whenever you want, and also use the hub for charging cellphones or other mobile devices, or just use thumb drives to store your music on, without the need of the hub.

You can do so many things with customizing the appearnce of them, so that they better fit in to how you want the interrior of your car to look, too.

I've had several Android headunits, and I am about to place an order on a really nice one I found for the Chrysler 300C I just bought that is plug and play, and will even allow me to keep my steering wheel controls.
I personally can't own a car without having an Android headunit in it now, as they have spoiled me and anything else, just won't cut it for me.

The downside, is that finding one with really really good sound quality, if you are a true audiophile, will be hit or miss. I've never had any complaints about the sound quality of the ones I have owned, but I am not a fanatical audiophile, either. If the sound has nice highs and lows, and everything in between sounds good, I'm happy with it.

I've also set up a small USB keyboard, so that when I am stopped someplace that has wifi, I can use it to type, and browse the web, or use the keyboard to enter addresses into the unit for the GPS.

The one I am buying for my Chrysler 300C has a 9 inch screen, octacore processor, 2 gbs of ram, and a high resolution multi touch display, with Android 7.1 installed. The price is 499.00, but this one has no, CD/DVD player, but an external USB one can be used, but I don't need it, since all of my music has been ripped to digital format.

This is the one that I am getting. 6rKopU6&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_3_ 10152_10065_10151_10344_10068_10130_10324_10342_10 547_10325_10343_10546_10340_10548_10341_10545_1008 4_10083_10618_10307_5711215_10313_10059_10534_1000 31_10103_10627_10626_10624_10623_10622_5711315_106 21_10620_10810_10811_5722415,searchweb201603_37,pp cSwitch_5&algo_expid=1656c1e2-9f76-4451-9f99-3458ee7fe3d5-33&algo_pvid=1656c1e2-9f76-4451-9f99-3458ee7fe3d5&transAbTest=ae803_5&priceBeautifyAB=0

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