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    Car Dashdroid

    I've just found this front end which appears to be very current.

    Has anyone tried it?

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    I think you are now finding out how the Android/CarPC market really is. I have always said Android is too much of a moving target to have any steady production of software. Good luck to you in your search for the holy grail. SNO

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    Another reason why I stick which always worked for me and still does,.... windows base front ends.
    I never will take a android based front end, errr,...I mean, a loader app seriously,
    because the lack of control that I can get from a PC based one. Audio control/X-over, RTA software etc. is a big plus for me for my system and android comes up short every time in that dept. But hey,... this could change. I'm waiting for Digital Car to continue moving forward.
    When/ if "Steve" will take back the horses reigns,.......who knows.
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    I finally did the switch, i'm just waiting on my fabricator to finish the fiberglass part, I'm using my samsung Tabs S with Digital car hooked up to a 2TB hard drive. I was very apprehensive about letting go of my carpc. It has been stable for years running FreeiCE, yes i still use it . I'm looking forward to the return of "Steve" also for the extra features but even if he doesn't return, digital car is pretty good as is.

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    Thanks for your replies folks. There are some familiar names here

    Quote Originally Posted by SNOtwistR View Post
    I think you are now finding out how the Android/CarPC market really is. I have always said Android is too much of a moving target to have any steady production of software. Good luck to you in your search for the holy grail. SNO
    In a way I think Android is a victim of it's own success here. It's great that people have the skills and enthusiasm to build apps, it's just a shame it's always an individual or very small team and all too often they move onto something else.

    We really need a few dedicated company's or teams to start writing for Android and offer some stability. Right now it seems people see a gap, write something, then move on leaving the gap again. I'd pay a decent amount for a front end that is guaranteed to be supported for x number of years. Part of the problem with Android is that users seem to be offended if the price is more than a couple of dollars and don't think of the long term.

    Quote Originally Posted by RAWPWR View Post
    Another reason why I stick which always worked for me and still does,.... windows base front ends.
    I never will take a android based front end, errr,...I mean, a loader app seriously,
    because the lack of control that I can get from a PC based one. Audio control/X-over, RTA software etc. is a big plus for me for my system and android comes up short every time in that dept. But hey,... this could change. I'm waiting for Digital Car to continue moving forward.
    When/ if "Steve" will take back the horses reigns,.......who knows.
    I agree to some extent. I am probably in the minority in that I don't want an all singing, all dancing software solution because I still use the original head unit for playing the audio (but from a car PC source), phone integration, reverse camera, etc. All I want is a front end to tie together a good music player, up to date and 'modern' navigation, and speed camera alerts.

    I used to use FreeICE but support dropped off, I am currently running CF - which is great (and a new version is out soon) - but there is so little interest in navigation software on the PC I want to move away from it. I paid for MapFactor which is OK, but isn't a touch on a whole host of Android navigators which are more up to date and a lot cheaper.

    I'm a bit fed up with Windows as an OS for my car PC so want to give Android a go. Windows is powerful but I always seem to be fighting it to act as I want it to in a car environment.

    Quote Originally Posted by Morpheus2010 View Post
    I finally did the switch, i'm just waiting on my fabricator to finish the fiberglass part, I'm using my samsung Tabs S with Digital car hooked up to a 2TB hard drive. I was very apprehensive about letting go of my carpc. It has been stable for years running FreeiCE, yes i still use it . I'm looking forward to the return of "Steve" also for the extra features but even if he doesn't return, digital car is pretty good as is.
    Cool! I'm still inclined to go with Digital Car for the time being (looks good in testing), but if it's not being supported just waiting for the day it stops working.

    I want Steve to come back too! He seems to be a driving force (no pun intended!) in the seemingly small world of in car tech enthusiasts.

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    So far so good with this one. It's nowhere near as pretty as some of the others (I've not tried applying different Icon packs yet) but it does the job. Integration with PowerAmp is good.

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