i think this is along the same lines as trying to use a iphone for a car computer--while the droid may have a higher resolution, the interface is just not 'car friendly'.
Is the a way to hack android phones such as the motorola droid, to display out the screen to a VGA 7" or 8" screen with touchscreen capability. This way, you can control and launch apps using the VGA screen. And since they come with a 3.5mm audio out port, that could be connected to the headunit and then you have a media player as well.
Ideally, it would be awesome if somehow the usb connection could do that and also keep the phone battery charged up.
That would be a perfect carpc replacement with phone capability. And think about all the Android apps that are on the market now.
Just a wild dreammm, maybe.....
(Currently have a netbook as a carpc in my boot, but no phone feature.)
As far as car friendly goes, the droid has a "car mode." When it detects in in a car dock (via magnets on the back) it starts up the car mode app. Check out Engadget for more details.
It looks like that when it's in car mode though you only have access to navigation and contacts. It would be nice if they expanded that so you could access your media too.
While I'm dreaming here, why doesn't motorola just make a headunit that you could dock into?
from all the specs I've seen from the droid, it does not have video out capability like the iphone, still waiting for the right handset, I'm hoping for the Omnia 2
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BoatPC - Update coming this spring
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I'm sure it won't be long before a device with video out is released if its not available in any of the 50 phones their releasing in the next few months. Thats the beauty of an open platform....
There's already a dedicated forum for Motorola Droid: www.droidforums.net
The mobile operator Verizon who is going to sell Droid in America also has an 'Android Devices' subforum where Droid is discussed: http://forums.verizon.com/t5/Android...ndroid_Devices
Only and micro-USB connector for charger/PC and a 3.5 mm earphone jack according to the Droi user manual. So no video out unless it's transmitted over USB or Wi-Fi.
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Check out the N95,96 and maybe 97. My N95 hooks up to a TV and displays exactly what's on the phone. Very cool stuff.
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