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    Smile Galaxy Tab on a Mito (dashboard integration)

    Hello there.
    I did some dremel work to obtain this on my Alfa Romeo



    Bye

    P.S.: full story here http://dev.mittelmedia.it/?p=10 in a few days, when it'll stop snowing so hard, I'll take some better video with OBD software Google Maps etc...

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    Looks good! Practically perfect fit!

    I've got a Galaxy S phone...I'm really liking android and the possibilities...

    Probably going to switch to some sort of 7" tab in the next year....

    Couple of questions....what OBD sw is that, and how is the gps quality on the Galaxy Tab

    Thx

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    Picture link is broken.

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    The picture link is working to me, on the blog. Above on the post here there's a youtube video! (got a mac? ^__^). I've goot too both of the galaxies, S and Tab and I feel comfortable having the same interface.. menus..(specs, almost).
    About gps:
    I don't know if that may be a concern but Italian devices are always fully unlocked off the shelf (no matter whether or not you buy them from a carrier shop), so I know there are differences in software and hardware between devices sold in various countries. I've read forums about american/english galaxy s faulty gps, but on my personal experience, both the S and the Tab gps are ultra fast-locking and very smooth and really never had a problem.
    It's the navigation software that may make a further difference, anyway: google navigator is extremely quick and user friendly but sometimes teleport you to a road nearby if 2 streets are very very near and parallel, but I'm sure the more google updates the softwares (very often) the better it will become. But for what a gps navigator serves for, I found google navigator good enough. Plus there is a excellent voice recognition that surprise me each time I use it.

    About obd:
    Software is something called "Torque", right out of the market (ad version is free), the hardware is a common bluetooth obdKey. Since I found torque very buggy I'm considering to do myself a centrafuse clone. The next vacation I'll have :
    Quote Originally Posted by pcpete View Post
    Looks good! Practically perfect fit!

    I've got a Galaxy S phone...I'm really liking android and the possibilities...

    Probably going to switch to some sort of 7" tab in the next year....

    Couple of questions....what OBD sw is that, and how is the gps quality on the Galaxy Tab

    Thx
    Galaxy Tab Carputer in my Alfa Romeo MiTo - dashboard integrated: http://dev.mittelmedia.it/?p=10

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    Great work!

    Expensive Smart Phones are subsidized by the carrier so more people can afford them, otherwise the latest Iphone would cost nearly $400 reflecting its true cost to people. However people don't see that and the carriers rather sell you the phone cheap than to give you cell service cheap which is generally the case elsewhere on the planet.

    That's why so many phones are either exclusive to one carrier over another. If you like Android its very clear that Verizon or Sprint have the best selection and even more devices in the coming months, while AT&T has a few and T-Mobile adds a few here and there, not really in that smart phone/device market, seeing themselves as the "budget" carrier.

    Anyway I am moving closer and closer to going with a solid Bluetooth streaming supported deck and use a 5" or 7" Tablet for everything from OBD-II to Navigation and actual phone cars via Bluetooth.

    Head units are becoming very limited or to get some decent options you're playing alot of money. Pandora control seems to be the rage at CES this year but its mostly for Iphones which is ridiculous.

    I almost forgot it was snowing in Italy this time of year... Looking forward to more video.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djfourmoney View Post
    Great work!

    Pandora control
    You mean openpandora? that vaporware? I preordered, been waitint 2 years and requested the refund of my money (not a single pandora has been shipped yet, september will be 3rd year of waiting)
    Galaxy Tab Carputer in my Alfa Romeo MiTo - dashboard integrated: http://dev.mittelmedia.it/?p=10

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    Pandora control seems to be the rage at CES this year but its mostly for Iphones which is ridiculous.
    The pandora app on Android was updated last week to "add supoort for Ford SYNC Applink". All we need now is to figure that out!

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    How is the visibility in direct sunlight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by whats77inaname View Post
    How is the visibility in direct sunlight?
    Quite good, of course I'm not talking of driving with the sun low in front of you (you won't be able to see the road either, it happens).
    There are anti glare filters, I tried one from belkin and the result is better, but the anti glare coating texture make the screen sorta "pixelated".. you will loose the very good resolution experience. So I removed it. Being mounted all the time in the dashboard there is no big risk of scratching the glass on the ground, or having keys/coins moving nearby. Just your fingers.
    No, really, I don't earn a nickel from samsung or Alfa Romeo, but this mount solution is so perfect that I miss very much a "real" 2-din car audio device from Samsung with the same identical hardare, plus the classic embedded 50watt amplifier with iso connectors.
    If samsung will ever do this, I will instantly buy without no double-think.
    Honestly, android 2.2 is still flicking a bit in comparison to ios, but my parents just bought an iPad and is so large that will never fit a sports car, the hardware keys are in different places so that they would be unreachable (in my solution all the keys are on the top, extremely easy to use without looking at them).
    Plus, android got tons of hacky apps like brut-maps (for caching google maps to use without data connection) that really make the deal. Also the SD slot for loading dozens and dozens of HD videos is on the top, so you can swap SD without unmounting.. the only thing that remains on the bottom (in my case .. bottom(left side when portrait) = covered, unreachable) is the microphone hole.
    But it works nevertheless so who cares.
    Galaxy Tab Carputer in my Alfa Romeo MiTo - dashboard integrated: http://dev.mittelmedia.it/?p=10

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    Link is broken

    Ottimo lavoro comunque..

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