Please don't misunderstand, I don't want anyone to think I was picking on you. I just wanted to highlight the fundamental flaw in most of these conversations. Android won't make the media player in Centrafuse any better. Or the OBD reader in RR or improve the XM radio in Driveline. It won't make any of them easier to install, configure or operate. They may or may not perform better coming out of hibernation, but its not guaranteed. And their screen appearance and performance may or may not improve. Not only that, but any possible argument you could make for its superiority to desktop Windows could also be made for Linux, OSX, iOS, or probably even embedded Win8 too.
But perception is reality, as they say. Android is the new hotness, and it just seems "better" even though nobody can actually state what the "better" is. Better UI? Purely a matter of taste, but ask the Apple folks what they think about the Android UI. Better performance? To state the obvious, it all depends on what you want to do. No serious gamer does anything on Android. And nobody that actually produces anything for a living does it on an Android PC. Android, much like iOS, is designed for consumer devices, the key word being consumer. Not enthusiast. Not developer...not even hobbyist. It's designed for your mom. So she will be comfortable using it.
And maybe that's exactly where the carPC business should move. Maybe we need to get away from catering to the guys that want to do whatever they want, whenever they want, with whatever they have on hand, and start making the functional equivalent of a toaster oven. A few, well designed, easy to use features in an attractive package. That should be pretty simple, and it would please everyone, amIright?
I don't know, and again, I'm not picking on anyone. Just taking a moment to re-evaluate my decision to pursue a career in retail sales...