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Thread: Tasker app: how to turn any Android Tablet into a CarPC without rooting?!

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    I'm new to the carputer world and have been investigating possibly putting an android tablet in. At the moment, the thing that scares me about the Galaxy Tab is that it doesn't have a sunlight readable screen. How big of a deal is that in a car scenario?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RipplingHurst View Post
    True that. I don't see the need of using to many apps anyway, but multitasking is good to have, if well implemented. I want to automate as much as I can, and having pop ups/notification/widgets displaying what I need to know without having to click on things or loading apps (like obd, etc.).

    I don't even need nav, just traffic info and music (streaming via Orb?) control, playlist selection. I plan to leave the tablet in the car at all times (making it 'removable' for maintenance or eventual having to park in bad neighborhood issues but not portable in an everyday sense), I think I can get away with that if I mount it on the center console (truck) or in the overhead console (car). I'm sure wife would want it that way :-)
    Very good, sir. I wanted it portable because honestly, it'll cut down on the need to purchase 2 *lol*. As far as the setup, I've already acquired 2 DEQ-9200s (paid $60 last Friday for the latest one!) and everything else for the car (front stage, amps, sub). I have the front stage for the truck, I just need to pick up the 2 Class D amps and the sub I've been looking at, and I'll be squared away.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sonicxtacy02 View Post
    winamp app for android has two way music playback, its what i use. I can control my main pc and playback on main audio or allow my android device to play the music stored on my main pc.

    To be funny once i programmed tasker to start the winamp app when i connected to my home wifi, then sent a command to the main house PC to turn the volume up and play AC/DC "Back in Black" as i pulled into the garage. I was really that day!
    I tried Winamp a couple times, as it is what I use on my PC, but I wasn't overly impressed w/it on Android. The functionality of PowerAmp is excellent, it even has a built in EQ and PreAmp, which is something I have yet to find on any music player worth it's salt. Coupled that the interface is very, very slick, I use it as my primary.
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    Have you seen it outside? That screen is *BRIGHT*! I measure it against my Evo. I know that the unit is brighter than my Evo's screen, as I've played w/a Tab and compared them side by side, and I can see the Evo's screen quite easily in daylight. Given that, unless you're in a convertible, I'd have to say you'd be all right.

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    ^^^Exactly. See my post above with AnandTech's review. Super highcontrast and great viewing angles, exactly what you need in the car because you yourself can't move around much strapped to the seats...

    You can't beat a quality screen like that at that price. Plus, you got a whole computer attached to boot, so talk about value...

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    Yeah, you get a free computer with the purchase of a screen *lol*

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    Well, picked up a tab, it should be here in a couple days. I think this would offer a good point from which to start modding a mount.

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    cool! Keep us posted! Yeah the car dock looks good, but it looks it needs some trimming here and there...:-)

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    Yeah, I was thinking I might have to start a build thread. I just picked up a Pioneer 4 chan Class D amp on the cheap, so I have a front stage now:

    -Galaxy Tab
    -Pioneer DEQ-9200
    -Pioneer GM-D9500F
    -Focal 165VRS component set (not going to use the tweeters)
    -Image Dynamics CD1E horns

    Hopefully the amp and tab will be here before the weekend. If not, it's all right, I'm patient

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    Very cool gear. You definitely should start a thread in the worklog area! Post pics of the Tab in your car, when you get it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by whats77inaname View Post
    Well, picked up a tab, it should be here in a couple days. I think this would offer a good point from which to start modding a mount.
    You should also consider this mount also, perhaps?

    http://www.gpscity.com/ram-mount-uni...hol-tab2u.html

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