benckj wrote:Are there any head units which run Android WiFi that could be used for Shadow dash display? The Wifi enables Apps & games to be downloaded onto device.
Technology seems to be moving quickly and being able to supply a head unit capable of running SD & gauge display must be on the horizon. Can someone tell me why a HU like the one below would not work?
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/7-Andro ... 87bf9003e0
Ulitimately I'd like a HU which ran Windows and could run TS so tuning was possible. This one would work but $689 is still a bit steep considering a basic laptop tablet can be used for a fraction of the cost and this comes as a kit without CPU, RAM, etc. Basic complete unit is closer to the $1100 mark.
Bang for buck, you can't beat an Android head unit, they're so useful in a car.
My experience with them can be read here: http://www.smallvolvos.com/799-introductions/703857-eonon-ga5151w-install-into-2005-sp23.html
and the latest in my Garage thread, starting here: http://mx5cartalk.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=57&t=41091&start=828
* If you can find a model that's specific to your car, it will probably fit with few issues (like the Mazda 3 unit I installed in my SP23).
* If you need to use a generic unit, be prepared for a lot of fitment hassles - I found it easier to fit a single-DIN unit with a detachable screen (the Double-DIN unit was impossible to fit in a 2004 Mazda NB).
* Get one with the largest resolution you can find, typically 1024x600 at this time for reasonably-priced units, since small screens are easily consumed by an App's buttons/menus.