Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 23

Thread: Sony Mirrorlink XAV601BT/701HD Android(ish) head unit

  1. #11
    Constant Bitrate Lankin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    123
    Just so you know, this has been done with the pioneer app radio. Unfortunately its currently only for iphone. the guys twitter is hackradio.me i believe. Here is a video:

    http://www.appradioworld.com/2012/05...ed-online.html

  2. #12
    Low Bitrate
    Join Date
    Aug 1999
    Posts
    82
    Quote Originally Posted by Lankin View Post
    Just so you know, this has been done with the pioneer app radio. Unfortunately its currently only for iphone. the guys twitter is hackradio.me i believe. Here is a video:

    http://www.appradioworld.com/2012/05...ed-online.html
    That is pretty rad....if they could do that for Android I would be all over it!

  3. #13
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    45
    Quote Originally Posted by Lankin View Post
    Just so you know, this has been done with the pioneer app radio. Unfortunately its currently only for iphone. the guys twitter is hackradio.me i believe. Here is a video:

    http://www.appradioworld.com/2012/05...ed-online.html
    I remember seeing a similar (if not the same) video a few years back where someone was able to control the iPhone with an external touchscreen. No details were given, and this video is the same. Not sure if hack or just cunning ruse. Nothing against it, but I am skeptical.

  4. #14
    Constant Bitrate Lankin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    123
    Yea, I remember that video. Got everyone excited, but turned out to be a trick. I think someone also did the same thing setting a tv up as a table and pretending it was a giant touch screen. This is a different video and different product (an actual product haha). The appradio is already setup to control input on your iphone or android tablet, this hack just exploits it. If you check out his twitter account you can find more details. Also there is a website setup for pre-ordering www.hackradio.me. Apparently his twitter said units would be shipping out in the next couple weeks. Guess we will find out if its real soon enough. Still, only for iphone...lame.

  5. #15
    Xof
    Xof is offline
    Newbie
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    7
    Anyone know why Sony removed the XAV-601BT from their website?

  6. #16
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    46
    I have this head unit and love it. Has anyone started working on rooting it? If we could get this unit rooted it would be an Android based double din computer/carputer that we could do anything with for $550.

  7. #17
    Low Bitrate
    Join Date
    Aug 1999
    Posts
    82
    Quote Originally Posted by nubz69 View Post
    I have this head unit and love it. Has anyone started working on rooting it? If we could get this unit rooted it would be an Android based double din computer/carputer that we could do anything with for $550.
    This doesnt run Android. It can connect to Android however.

  8. #18
    Constant Bitrate
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    American Fork, Utah, United States
    Posts
    200
    i was doing some digging and found this tonight: http://www.terminalmode.org/

    apparently Mirrorlink isn't a Sony exclusive technology it's actually a industry standard for interfacing mobile devices with headunits by a organization that was started late last year and has supporting members from most of the major electonics and car manufacturers. We should start seeing a whole lot more devices (headunits and phones) supporting this as well as certified apps. Lets hope they don't lock it down too much.

  9. #19
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    45
    I am starting to see that even though I waited for and purchased the Samsung Galaxy S3 because it supported Mirrorlink, that it does not support Mirrorlink out of the box. I am holding off on purchasing any head unit supporting Mirrorlink until I can confirm that it actually works with my phone. I'm a little peeved by the information I've been able to dig up about it.

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...3&postcount=24

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=28262223

  10. #20
    Xof
    Xof is offline
    Newbie
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    7
    Yeah the Galaxy S3 will support MirrorLink (ML) in the future, they will release a firmware update later this year. Seems it wasn't important enough to include this feature on the day of release.

    It isn't from Sony indeed, Alpine also has a ML head unit, but I don't like the software. Kenwood and JVC are also releasing a ML head unit in the near future, you can already find some information on that. But I still like the Sony more.
    Pity Pioneer is not in the ML business, I think they believe in their Appradio head units.

    I'm waiting for the XAV-701HD version, this will be released somewhere next month. So I'm hoping Samsung also updated their firmware with the support for ML.

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Parrot's New Android Head Unit - CES 2011
    By Jensen2000 in forum Mp3Car Blog Talk
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 04-06-2011, 12:05 PM
  2. Sony Head Unit - HELP
    By k7mfy in forum Car Audio
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-19-2006, 02:36 PM
  3. Need Help w/ sony head unit
    By Tom123 in forum Car Audio
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 08-18-2006, 06:05 PM
  4. Sony head unit and CD box
    By sigma in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-02-2004, 01:14 PM
  5. Sony head unit aux in?!?!?!?
    By Roadrunner in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 12-05-1999, 02:12 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •