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    Default Android compatible car stereos?

    Now that CES is winding down, anybody have any news on any new car stereo head units that will be Android compatible? I know Pioneer has one coming out, but it doesn't even play CDs or DVDs! What a rip off! Perhaps Google should take the next step and partner up with a manufacturer, (Eclipse maybe), and release a "Nexus" of car stereos.

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    Depends on what you consider "Android compatible"? There are already headunits out there that offer Bluetooth connections to your Android device to perform audio streaming and control - I've been using a Sony CD unit that does this for around a year now. If you're looking for something even more integrated, that's beyond my knowledge.
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    I think 2012 will have more aftermarket android capability, but i think it will only be 2.3 at best, and 2.2 on most devices.

    Not sure what kind of smartphone/headunit link there would be, as stated, bluetooth streaming has been around for years now.

    Now if you could stream google maps to an OEM NAV display, that would be sweet. But most likely they would make it stand alone anyhow.

    The phone would really just be for possible 3G/4G tether?
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    Ask and ye shall receive....

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    For something of a normal deck, here's one with an Android app. Also works with iDevices and Blackberry....these guys got it right. A car stereo has a longer life than a phone and being locked into a single brand is stupid. Best of all, there's Pandora controls over BT for Android whereas you need to be tethered with an iDevice



    Note: It looks like JVC has a wide range of Android compat car stereos with many new ones offering the same features as this one plus DIN and Double-DIN form factors.
    Last edited by MicroNix; 03-25-2012 at 12:43 PM.
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    Parrott offers what I believe along with the Sony devices as the future........4 USB ports and mechanicless unit. No more Cd's, just streaming music from sync, USB stix, mp3 player, or syncing phone via Android..........

    http://www.amazon.com/Parrot-Asteroi...idcentral00-20

    Mixed reviews but understandable for the products age..........

    Product Features
    Single Din Android Based Deck
    Hands-free Calling, Bluetooth, 4 USB ports, analogue & GPS inputs, detachable screen, automatic phonebook sync, Multipoint & AM/FM Radio, A2DP streaming
    Internet connectivity via 3G dongle or tethering for Apps including Google Maps, Roadtrip, Wikango, TuneIn & more
    Search for and play your music simply by speaking the name of the album or artist
    Powerful audio platform that includes 3 sets of pre-outs and a built in 4x55W Mosfet amplifier
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    Quote Originally Posted by cordsig79 View Post
    Parrott offers what I believe along with the Sony devices as the future........4 USB ports and mechanicless unit. No more Cd's, just streaming music from sync, USB stix, mp3 player, or syncing phone via Android..........

    Amazon.com: Parrot Asteroid Android-Powered Car Stereo (iPod/iPhone/iPad Compatible): Car Electronics

    Mixed reviews but understandable for the products age..........

    Product Features
    Single Din Android Based Deck
    Hands-free Calling, Bluetooth, 4 USB ports, analogue & GPS inputs, detachable screen, automatic phonebook sync, Multipoint & AM/FM Radio, A2DP streaming
    Internet connectivity via 3G dongle or tethering for Apps including Google Maps, Roadtrip, Wikango, TuneIn & more
    Search for and play your music simply by speaking the name of the album or artist
    Powerful audio platform that includes 3 sets of pre-outs and a built in 4x55W Mosfet amplifier
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    OK, but the Parrot is just lacking 3 sets of rca outputs (6 channel, sub).

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