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Thread: Google Android - any CarPC potential?

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    I never thought I would say this, I got an android phone two days ago. Damn, I may give up the carpc. This thing does damn near everything my carpc does. once it does vehicle controls The carpc may be a thing of the past.
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    What type of controls would you like?

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    Do you ever feel like every good idea you have someone else has thought of it already and is already making money on it?

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    I actually started using my Droid X last week. And yes, it is very impressive as a Carputer. It is running the Android 2.2 OS, has the 4.3" screen and a nice window mouont.

    The navigation / speech recognition / voice Command is nice. Lots of available of apps and always online.

    I was currently using a laptop running Windows 7, Centrafuse and a 7" monitor. Belive it or not this does pretty much all of what the laptop / Centrafuse does for the Carputer, but is always on, I can take it with me etc..

    It is a nice option to really consider.

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    Funny was just coming on here to post about android for carpc. I was thinking if i didn't have a nice fitting carpc a dock for my Samsung captivate would make a nice carpc and output to the lcd.

    I am thinking android can go two ways with this.

    1. be the actually front end on a pc or have a hardware closer to a smartphone setup but for the car. So it would be small and basically like a tablet that is geared for the car environment.

    2. Using android as a remote for exsiting carpc. Such as a app that controls RideRunner via WiFi.

    What do you think?
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    i was just kicking around a android tablet car pc aswell. i figure a simple media app could handle the front end easily!

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    Try the Atrix 4G

    You guys have not seen this. but if you have an HDMI monitor and then hook it up to an Atrix 4G w/ a cardock, it will be a carputer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slvrnsx View Post
    You guys have not seen this. but if you have an HDMI monitor and then hook it up to an Atrix 4G w/ a cardock, it will be a carputer.


    I've seen it, you won't have any way to control it from the monitor, you have to still use the touchscreen on the phone itself. Not really a carputer, more like a gimped tablet. Real tablet's imo are a bit more practical.
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