Xtrons Hexa Core with Android 9.0 offers a lot of performance

 
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Xtrons PQ89UNVIP Hexa Core with 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM under Android 9.0 for VW Passat Golf Touran Jetta Amarok Beetle Bora Caddy Polo Scirocco Sharan T5 Vento Seat Skoda on eBay

 

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The new Xtrons Hexa Core Android car radio with version 9.0 is now available. This flagship comes with 2 plus 4 cores. Such system is known under the name big.LITTLE architecture. The car radio even has 64 GB ROM and is clocked with up to 1.8 Ghz !

With the new processors and the new operating system you will get the highest performance and a quick system start. Bluetooth 5.0 is also built in. The radio has a display with 1024 x 600 pixels.

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Pumpkin Universal Device with Android 9.0

 
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Pumpkin universal device VA0401 with 2GB RAM, 32GB ROM, 7 inch display and Android 9.0 on eBay

 

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If you have an older car with a simple radio, you can get many premium features at an affordable price with this device. With its standard ports, such a car radio is usually quickly replaced. The new one has a large screen, USB and SD card ports, navigation, speakerphone, streaming, mirroring, Bluetooth, WLAN, and more. External hardware and apps can also be used to upgrade functions.

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Joying universal device with SIM slot, 4G receiver and 7 inch display

 
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Joying universal device JY-UOS03N4G with 4GB RAM, 32GB ROM, 4G module, 7 inch display and Android 8.1 at eBay

 

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On my search for interesting car radios I discovered something very special this time. Because this Joying universal device is finally offered with 4G receiver and SIM card slot! Also the other technical details are quite impressive. The radio uses the Octa-Core processor Intel Spreadtrum SC9853i with 1.8 Ghz clock frequency and runs with Android 8.1. 4GB RAM and 32 GB RAM were generously provided for running apps.

SIM card slot

The SIM card slot of the Joying JY-UOS03N4G is located at the end of a connection cable that is plugged into the back of the device. In many cases it will extend to the glove compartment together with the two USB connection cables. As an owner of a mobile phone contract you can get a second SIM card for 5 Euro per month. This means your car radio will always have an Internet connection for Google Maps, Spotify, Youtube, Internet Radio, Mail and Whatsapp. This will save you the effort of pairing the radio with a smartphone hotspot.

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The overview of Android car radios for all newcomers

 
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Android car radios

Dirk Heimbürger | created 20.03.2019

Android car radios offer you a wide range of possibilities in contrast to the usual brand car radios. All devices comes from China and are more or less standardized. Thus they are quite inexpensive and upgradeable. With branded devices there is at most an update for error correction. On the other hand, you can find free upgrades to the next Android version in various forums. I give you an overview.

Extensibility

The manufacturers of branded devices usually use proprietary operating systems that are not open source and cannot be extended. The Android car radios can be extended via apps. These supposedly cheap devices can even be connected to any steering wheel remote control !The Android car radios can do much more than the simple possibilities of “Car Play” or “Android Auto” with the so-called brand devices.

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Xtrons universal device in double DIN housing

 
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Xtrons universal device TS708L with 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM, Android 8.1 and 7 inch display at eBay

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This Xtrons universal device has recently been offered at a very competitive price! The device has the quad-core processor Cortex A7 with 1.2 Ghz clock frequency and uses Android 8.1 . The radio has 2GB RAM and 16GB memory for running apps. On eBay the all-rounder is already available for 175 Euro !

The new Xtrons device has a 1024 x 600 pixel display. At the bottom left of the screen is a slot for microSD cards. There are sensor keys for the volume, a back button and the on/off switch. At the top you can see a small hole from the internal microphone. If a reset is necessary, you can easily reach the opening above the SD card slot. Read More

Eonon car stereo with Android 8 & octa core processor

 
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Eonon car stereo GA2170 universal device with Android 8.0 on ebay

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All devices have 32 GB of ROM space for applications and have plenty of RAM with 4 GB of RAM.

The Eonon GA2170 has three short-stroke keys and a volume control on the left front. This knob is also the on-off switch. Above it are the homebutton and the backspace key. Under the knob is the navigation key.

At the top left you find two holes, one for receiving signals from the infrared remote control and one for the internal microphone. A DVD drive does not exist on this model, but a slot for microSD cards. With this Eonon car stereo you can use MicroSD cards and USB sticks up to a size of 64 GB. At the bottom there is also an opening for the reset with a ballpoint pen.

There is also a USB port on the back. It’s best to put the attached USB cable into the glove box. Then you can easily replace a connected USB stick. The 7-inch display even has a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. Even the 8-core processor is properly sized with a clock frequency of 1.5 Ghz.

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The new Xtrons car stereo with Android 7.1

 
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Xtrons car stereo PA97MTVPL with Android 7.1 for VW Passat Golf Touran Jetta Amarok Beetle Bora Caddy Polo Scirocco Sharan T5 Vento Seat Skoda at eBay

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Xtrons car stereo with Android 7 is new on the market. So far there are thirty different devices which have 16 GB ROM for applications and a 2 GB memory.

As usual, the new devices from Xtrons are very attractively designed and stand out from the competition visually and technically. All radios have a display with 1024 x 600 pixels. A new feature is the possibility to switch between the rear camera and the front camera. Besides, the Xtrons car stereo with Android 7 can now display apps in two windows next to each other. The price of the equipment was lowered.

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The best apps for your Android car radio

 
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Car Launcher Pro is one of many Android carstereo apps for an alternative user interface

Dirk Heimbürger | Created 15.01.2018

You need these Android carstereo apps on your device

If you are in front of your door and connected to your local WLAN, or if you are connected to your mobile phone via tethering, you can install Android carstereo apps from the Play store. Read More

The best accessories for your Android car radio

 
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Digital radio reception with a DAB+ receiver as accessory for your Android car radio

Dirk Heimbürger | created 14.01.2018, supplemented 22.08.2019

You need this hardware for your Android car radio

There are a variety of useful accessories for your Android car radio that you can connect. First and foremost is Internet access for navigation with Google Maps or other navigation software. Internet radio is also becoming increasingly popular. If you have a NAS at home, you can even play music from it.

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MirrorLink with an Android car radio

 

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Naviskauto C0255 connected via MirrorLink with the Samsung Galaxy S3

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Today I describe which steps are necessary to display and operate the screen content of your smartphone via MirrorLink on an Android car radio.

I did this with a Samsung Galaxy S3 and the Naviskauto C0255, but the procedure will also work with other smartphones and other Android car radios. Read More