A New Direction (Samsung Galaxy Tab)
I installed my CarPC and got it running, which is great. I only have a few qualms with it. First is that sometimes the PC will not go into hibernate after the vehicle stops, and has to reboot which takes 30-40 seconds. Second is, I couldn't really find a front end that did what I was looking for. I wanted a clean, simple layout that was touch screen friendly. I really like what the full screen iTunes had, with the album covers you could scroll through. Only problem there was that iTunes doesn't fully fit on the screen with the resolution it is. (iTunes told me it wasn't compatible with the low res)
Then I saw the Samsung Galaxy Tab and had an epiphany. Why not use the Galaxy Tab as a front end. It has the touch screen, the clean layout, and android OS.
If I do this, I only would have a few issues.
Mainly, how to convert the single 3.5mm audio output to 4.1. I have two amps, first is a 4 channel that covers left/right front and left/right rear, and the second for my kicker sub.
Also, if I did this, does anyone know if it is possible to, use a network drive for my media library.
By this, I mean, install a router that runs when the car is running that has a usb port for a network HD. Then get an external enclosure with a 120 GB SSD.
Just a bunch of thoughts that are running through my head.