Originally Posted by Z Fury
Any feedback on that head unit? I really want to do a double din on mine but am still looking at all of the options available.
I've been playing with it off and on.
I havent had alot of time to test the bluetooth functionality, however according to XDA forums, the newer intel headunits have 100% full bluetooth functionality, meaning it should work just like a phone as far as connectivity of other devices.
The intel units are MUCH MUCH improved.
They are MUCH MUCH MUCH faster than the older Android Headunits (having said I have an older one as well)
They don't use anywhere near as much power and can be run without the ignition on without killing your battery
They now go into sleep/standby mode when you turn the ignition off, so as soon as you turn it back on regardless if its only 15 minutes later or 5 days later... you're back at the same screen you left off on.
It boots up INSTANTLY..there is no wait on waiting for it to come up anymore.
This unit has 2GB RAM, Quad Core Processor, 32 GB storage specwise making it every bit as powerful as a Nexus Tablet.
It is compatible with all apps, the only mild drawback is that it will use the apps that are "x86" compliant if an app is available in that format and some of those apps have less features than the ARM counterpart. I havent run into any app compatability issues and I use ALOT of apps.
Google Maps, Waze, PowerAmp, Netflix, Pandora, iHeart Radio, Hulu, ect all work like they would on your phone and tablet. The device has 32 GB of internal storage, and all of that storage is available to download and use apps. You can also connect a USB hub (I'm doing this) and add additional storage for media such as flash drives, external hard drives, ect. It can use a reverse camera but its not included, you have to buy it separately. Same thing goes for the DVR, and the DVR is propietary only to this specific unit unfortunately meaning you can't use a webcam, ect. Rooting is already available for this specific unit and can be done fairly easily, instructions on XDA forums.
Sound quality is strong. It's no Pioneer..but its no $50 head unit either.
Now for the ugly stuff..
- There is no "Ok Google Everywhere"available for this specific model, although there is another intel model (I can provide link a bit later) that does support it. (saying Ok Google and voice search) - The function does exist in google applications such as google maps and google app. You can kind of help this by downloading "Open Mic", "Commander", and "Tasker" together but you will need to root to get full functionality. There is a member however who has constructed a code that can use the "Source" button on steering wheel controls to activate the prompt for Ok Google.
- The Microphone is fairly weak, this can be remedied with an external microphone and removing the fascia and DISCONNECTING the INTERNAL microphone.
- There is one major issue that will require you to perform a firmware update. Navigation and Music cannot work together. This is fixed in the December firmware, however; you can only use the Navigation app you set as your default navigation app and nothing else without changing it otherwise whichever other navigation app you use will also not work when the radio is playing. There is a work around. Use Poweramp for MP3's and you can use whicever Navigation App you wish.
They're still working on these units everyday and there's a large supporting aftermarket for them..I still believe tablets still have the advantage as far as compatibility to actual android apps, but not so much for compatability to a car...always a trade off..but the trade off on this isn't too too horrible.. and there's work arounds for alot of stuff.
If you decide to get one, wait till the Octocores come out, those will be blazing fast...they should be out by Spring if Im not mistaken.
Edit: I just noticed you are looking to go double din and were still looking, so to add input..If you get one of these.. it will be hard to go back. Even though other radios have better sound quality..its the functionality and abilities that make these head units so awsome.. There is one more drawback though..They are slightly larger than double din as standards in china are different than our own so trimming to the fascia panel on your car will be necessary