Audi and google pair up, But still no top of the line aftermarket options?!
I'm waiting on something amazing to convince me its time to upgrade my stereo. I have a 2012 taocoma with its base non-touchscreen stereo. The bluetooth connectivity is great and I have a really slick mount which makes it look like my nexus 5 is floating on my dash for maps and things like that. But I'm willing do drop 500-1000$ for a good aftermarket stereo if it does everything. Toyota has a pretty sweet entune dvd nav system done by QNX as an option . But I still feel its not worth the hassle of upgrading it when my smartphone is more powerfull still.
Pioneer came out with these at CES [Only registered and activated users can see links. Click Here To Register...] Basically they use your phones internet connection to make the experience better, Connected with usb though, come on just put a wifi receiver in there and be done. This is the best option so far. But for 1500$ I dunno. I'd expect more for that kind of money. I need to see this hands on when it hits the market.
Here's sonys big move .[Only registered and activated users can see links. Click Here To Register...] The idea is pretty good but this comes up short, and I wouldn't spend the money on it. If it was an android kit kat tablet in the front. And a fully connected in dash receiver in the back (stereo controls, sirius, backup camera etc.) Id spend the money.
JVC is going the MHL route, which I think is a mess of cords. Everything needs to be wireless. Bluetooth or wifi. [Only registered and activated users can see links. Click Here To Register...] Even if android phones came strati HDMI - HDMI like blackberrys I still wouldnt want the cord.
Alpine is just going bigger, making a whole dash replacement for GM and ford vehicles. Boring.
So another year gone and still no mind blowing moves in the auto aftermarket field. You can definitely upgrade form a basic stereo but your stereo will still be less advanced then your smartphone in your pocket. There's a lot of space in a dash, what gives.
Re: Audi and google pair up, But still no top of the line aftermarket options?!
I've read a few people just replaced the spot with a tablet x)
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