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Old 02-25-2013, 12:56 PM   #5
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I am also a android fan (apple hater), so my opinion is a bit biased.

I tried to do a android dash in my car not too long ago, i ran into a few issues:

1. I wasn't able to find any really friendly apps at the time that would make car use friendly and intuitive. Im sure this has been fixed by now.

2. So far as I am aware, there is still no way to connect the tablet to steering-wheel controls to change volume, track, etc.

3. I wasnt able to have the tablet turn on when the car was started, or turn off when ignition was turned off. This meant I had to power it up and down each time. Powering up after a few days of non-use led to 10-15 minutes of battery charging before it could start playing music.

I still want to do it eventually, but #2 and #3 havent really been solved yet, so ill keep waiting.
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