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    I got to play around with a Sync equipped vehicle, and I realized being able to transmit audio over BT is slick. My car has a Nexus 7 mounted in the dash, with a Pioneer AVH-3100DVD head-unit (Yes, it's a tight fit...). Anyway, the Pioneer has a bluetooth module, but it's expensive and probably not all that refined software wise, so I haven't bought one. The Nexus is obviously wired into the headunit for audio, but because I don't have internet on the Nexus, I still use my phone (Droid 3) plugged into the aux input of the head unit to play Pandora/Grooveshark. Is there a way to use the Nexus as a relay station for audio? Send the audio of my phone over BT to the Nexus, and then have it play it through the headphone jack?

    Thanks. -Ted

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    Your best bet would be to just share your phones internet connection over Wifi to the Nexus and have the Nexus run Pandora/Grooveshark. That way you are always on the Nexus not your phone. Not to mention if on Sprint or Verizon you can't use data and voice so when you get a call the music will stop playing on the Nexus until your call ends/data comes back.

    FZ

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    • #3
      With the exception of the 4g iPhone any 4g device in verizon can do voice and data at the same time. Sprint may be the same. Still tethering your Nexus 7 to your phone would be the best way to go.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by AustinMiniMan View Post
        I got to play around with a Sync equipped vehicle, and I realized being able to transmit audio over BT is slick. My car has a Nexus 7 mounted in the dash, with a Pioneer AVH-3100DVD head-unit (Yes, it's a tight fit...). Anyway, the Pioneer has a bluetooth module, but it's expensive and probably not all that refined software wise, so I haven't bought one. The Nexus is obviously wired into the headunit for audio, but because I don't have internet on the Nexus, I still use my phone (Droid 3) plugged into the aux input of the head unit to play Pandora/Grooveshark. Is there a way to use the Nexus as a relay station for audio? Send the audio of my phone over BT to the Nexus, and then have it play it through the headphone jack?

        Thanks. -Ted
        Pioneer head unit are known for better Bluetooth compared to Kenwood.

        Like someone already mentioned, use your phone as a hotspot. Jail break it if you have to. I did that to my Droid RAZR (along with a SQL value adjustment) and Verizon doesn't complain. I've used in excess of 60GB per month for months (normally 20GB-50GB). Pandora uses very little data. Note there is an option to use higher quality audio with Pandora, use that it sounds surprisingly good for wireless audio (Bluetooth is limited preventing audiophile grade streams).

        xda-developers as you may already know is a good source to learn what to do to enable hotspot with an existing data plan. One drawback (or advantage) is once the phone is jail breaked, Verizon upgrades won't start/work. There is usually an undo process that would allow the phone to return to normal to accept an upgrade. Then you'd need to see if there is a hack to get the hotspot enabled again (ideally before upgrading ).

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        • #5
          Have you tried just pairing the two together?

          I've never done it with a tablet but it works great if I tether to a laptop.
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