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    Possible: Visteon/Directed controlled by Android?

    So as of Android 3.1, your device can be USB host. So I'm thinking it should therefore be possible to fashion up an App that can talk to Mitch's cable (FTDI serial) and control the radio.

    Is it possible? Is anyone up to the task?

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    with driver issues, etc. it would honestly be easier to use a cheap, small windows backend and stream any audio/video from that. since carpc is all but dead on traditional PCs, I wish someone would take the reigns with tablets already.

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    that would be fantastic

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    plenty of enthusiasts in here, not enough developers

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    Quote Originally Posted by zr2ee View Post
    plenty of enthusiasts in here, not enough developers
    I would agree. Compounded by needing the same hardware (radio + cable) and likely a library. I've seen one but at $99 just for the library, I imagine not many are interested in grabbing it just to make us an app.

    EDIT: Here is the library to which I refer (for reference).
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    not mine, but someone out there is working on this

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    That's exactly what I've been looking for. I wonder if it will be distributed.
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    FTDI has android drivers + java code to get it all going, just need a developer...
    video looks promising...
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    One problem for car use is that OTG host mode doesn't necessarily allow of charging AND using host mode depending on the tablet. Galaxy Tab 2 does not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmullan99 View Post
    I would agree. Compounded by needing the same hardware (radio + cable) and likely a library. I've seen one but at $99 just for the library, I imagine not many are interested in grabbing it just to make us an app.

    EDIT: Here is the library to which I refer (for reference).
    $99!! There is a free open source driver for FTDI https://github.com/ksksue/FTDriver which works perfectly fine.

    Prolific also provide free Android drivers http://www.prolific.com.tw/US/ShowPr...id=230&pcid=41 .. though I haven't used it. I have modified Ksksue's driver to work with both FTDI and Prolific chips. I will host it somewhere if anyone needs it.

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