The new Pumpkin car stereo with Android 7.1

Car stereo with Android 7
Pumpkin 02306B Universal device with Android 7.1 at Amazon

Dirk Heimbürger |
Now there is already a pumpkin car stereo with Android 7!
The device is thus on the version of the current smartphones. Unlike the competition, it has 32 GB of ROM.

The Pumpkin 02306B 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, the backspace key and a Navitaste.

At the top left you will 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 car radio with Android 7 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 connection 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 4-core processor is properly sized with a clock frequency of 1.6 Ghz.

Car stereo with Android 7
The dimensions of the Pumpkin 02306B

Pumpkin car stereo with Android 7

The Pumpkin 02306B has a really up-to-date operating system through Android 7.1. Pumpkin is one of the first manufacturers to equip its car radios. The interface is a bit fancier than on Android 6.0 and in the settings a few new options have been added. The new interface supports widgets, screensavers and live wallpapers.

You can arrange your most important apps like the smartphone on the surface. With me are the radio, music player, sat nav, speed camera, internet radio, tank app, clock, weather widget and the settings. In addition, I have to listen to internet radio installed the app “Radio.de” from the Google Play Store. So you get every radio station in the world in crystal clear quality. In order to be able to switch quickly between the stations, I have put my favorite stations on the favorites list.

Only if the radio has been switched off for a long time, it must reboot at power up. Therefore, after a stop at the gas station, the audiobook continues to run in the right place and the navigation system continues to work.

Benefits of Android car radios

Unlike the standard brand car radios offer the “Noname Android car radios” a wide range of possibilities. The devices are all from China and are more or less standardized. This makes them quite inexpensive and upgradeable. While there is at most an update with a bug fix for branded devices, free upgrades to the next Android version are offered in various forums.

The manufacturers of branded devices usually use proprietary operating systems that are not open source and can not be extended. The Android car radios, on the other hand, can be connected or expanded via software as well as via USB ports, audio and video inputs / outputs.

Remember that these supposed cheap devices can also be connected to any steering wheel remote control!
The Android car radios can do much more than the ridiculously simple possibilities of “Car Play” or “Android Auto” in so-called branded devices.

More features through Apps

With the apps that you already know from your smartphone, you can teach the radio new functions. So you can just buy in the Google Play Store your favorite navigation system or even download a free alternative. I recommend Navigon, iGo and Google Maps. If you need a music player other than the one supplied, you should take a look at Viper4Android.

If you do not want to be limited to the usual radio stations, you can receive free radio stations from the world with the Radio.de app. For this, however, an internet connection is needed. But this is also useful for other apps such as speed cameras, gas station finder, weather widgets and Navis. Even the look of your Android interface, you can customize with a launcher like Car Launcher Pro to your needs. Other interesting apps I described separately in this post:

The best apps for your Android car radio

Vehicle-specific versions of the radio

There are now seventeen vehicle-specific devices from the Pumpkin brand. These variants fit exactly into the vehicle from the front panel. This makes installation much easier. All you need to do is plug in the radioadapter, vehicle and GPS antenna and slide the device into the radio slot.

Here are nine devices with Android 7.1 and Octa Core processor:

Car stereo with Android 7
PUMPKIN CN10-10301B-01A with Android 7.1 and Octa Core for Mercedes W169 W639 Viano Vito W906 at Amazon

PUMPKIN CN10-10301B-01A with Android 7.1 and Octa Core for Mercedes W169 W639 W245 Viano Vito W906 on eBay

Car stereo with Android 7
PUMPKIN AS0371B-01A with Android 7.1 and Octa Core for VW Jetta Chico Golf Passat Sharan Bora Polo MK3 MK4 Transporter Citi at Amazon

PUMPKIN AS0371B-01A with Android 7.1 and Octa Core for VW Jetta Chico Golf Passat Sharan Bora Polo MK3 MK4 Transporter Citi on eBay

Car stereo with Android 7
PUMPKIN CN10-03303B with Android 7.1 and Octa Core in 7 inch for VW Jetta Scirocco Golf Passat Sharan Touran Amarok Polo EOS Nuevo Beetle Rabbit Tiguan Caddy at Amazon

PUMPKIN CN10-03303B with Android 7.1 and Octa Core in 7 inch for VW Jetta Scirocco Golf Passat Sharan Touran Amarok Polo EOS Nuevo Beetle Rabbit Tiguan Caddy on eBay

Car stereo with Android 7
PUMPKIN CN10-03304B with Android 7.1 and Octa Core in 7 inch for VW Jetta Scirocco Golf Passat Sharan Touran Amarok Polo Tiguan Caddy Seat Altea Leon Toledo Skoda Fabia Superb Octavia at Amazon
Car stereo with Android 7
PUMPKIN CN10-03204B with Android 7.1 and Octa Core in 8 inch for VW Jetta Scirocco Golf Passat Touran Amarok Polo EOS Nuevo Beetle Rabbit Tiguan Caddy at Amazon

PUMPKIN CN10-03204B with Android 7.1 and Octa Core in 8 inch for VW Jetta Scirocco Golf Passat Touran Amarok Polo EOS Nuevo Beetle Rabbit Tiguan Caddy on eBay

Car stereo with Android 7
PUMPKIN CN10-11302B with Android 7.1 and Octa Core for BMW 3 Series E46 M3 318 320 325 330 335 at Amazon

PUMPKIN CN10-11302B with Android 7.1 and Octa Core for BMW 3 Series E46 M3 318 320 325 330 335 on eBay

Car stereo with Android 7
PUMPKIN AS1171B-01A with Android 7.1 and Octa Core for BMW 5 Series X5 E39 E53 M5 on Amazon

PUMPKIN AS1171B-01A with Android 7.1 and Octa Core for BMW 5 Series X5 E39 E53 M5 on eBay

Car stereo with Android 7
PUMPKIN AS0471H-01A with Android 7.1 and Octa Core for Opel Vauxhall Antara Corsa Vectra Meriva Astra Vivaro Zafira at Amazon

PUMPKIN AS0471H-01A with Android 7.1 and Octa Core for Opel Vauxhall Antara Corsa Vectra Meriva Astra Vivaro Zafira on eBay

Car stereo with Android 7
PUMPKIN AS0472B-01A with Android 7.1 and Octa Core for Opel Vauxhall Antara Corsa Vectra Meriva Astra Vivaro Zafira at Amazon

PUMPKIN AS0472B-01A with Android 7.1 and Octa Core for Opel Vauxhall Antara Corsa Vectra Meriva Astra Vivaro Zafira on eBay

 Here are five devices with Android 7.1 and quad core processor:
Car stereo with Android 7
PUMPKIN CN10-03302B with Android 7.1 for VW Jetta Scirocco Golf Passat Touran Amarok Polo EOS Nuevo Beetle Rabbit Tiguan Caddy at Amazon

PUMPKIN CN10-03302B with Android 7.1 for VW Jetta Scirocco Golf Passat Touran Amarok Polo EOS Nuevo Beetle Rabbit Tiguan Caddy on eBay

Car stereo with Android 7
PUMPKIN CN01-05303B with Android 7.1 in Black for Ford Focus Mondeo Galaxy S-MAX at Amazon

PUMPKIN CN01-05303B with Android 7.1 in Black for Ford Focus Mondeo Galaxy S-MAX on eBay

Car stereo with Android 7
PUMPKIN CN01-05304S with Android 7.1 in Silver for Ford Focus Mondeo Galaxy S-MAX at Amazon

PUMPKIN CN01-05304S with Android 7.1 in Silver for Ford Focus Mondeo Galaxy S-MAX on eBay

Car stereo with Android 7
PUMPKIN CN01-12302B-01A with Android 7.1 for Audi A4 at Amazon
Car stereo with Android 7
PUMPKIN CN01-12301B-01A with Android 7.1 for Audi A3 at Amazon

In addition, seven devices with Octa Core processor and Android 6.0 :

Car stereo with Octa Core
PUMPKIN CN10-10201B Octa Core with Android 6.0 for Mercedes W169 W245 W906 V90 Vito at Amazon

PUMPKIN CN10-10201B Octa Core with Android 6.0 for Mercedes W169 W245 W639 W906 Viano Vito on eBay

Car stereo with Octa Core
PUMPKIN CN10-04203B-01A Octa Core with Android 6.0 for Opel Vauxhall Antara Corsa Vectra Meriva Astra Vivaro Zafira on Amazon
Car stereo with Octa Core
PUMPKIN AS0471H-01A Octa Core with Android 6.0 for Opel Vauxhall Antara Corsa Vectra Meriva Astra Vivaro Zafira on Amazon
Car stereo with Octa Core
PUMPKIN CN10-03203B Octa Core with Android 6.0 for VW Jetta Scirocco Golf Passat Touran Amarok Polo EOS Nuevo Beetle Rabbit Tiguan Caddy at Amazon

PUMPKIN CN10-03203B Octa Core with Android 6.0 for VW Jetta Scirocco Golf Passat Touran Amarok Polo EOS Nuevo Beetle Rabbit Tiguan Caddy on eBay

Car stereo with Octa Core
PUMPKIN CN10-03205B with Android 6.0 for VW Passat Golf Jetta Chico Bora Polo MK3 MK4 Sharan Golf MK4 Transporter T4 T5 Citi at Amazon
Car stereo with Octa Core
PUMPKIN CN10-11202B-01A with Android 6.0 for BMW 3 Series E46 M3 318 320 325 330 335 at Amazon

Other versions of the device available

Car stereo with Android 7
PUMPKIN CN10-02308B Octa Core with Android 7.1 and 6.95 inch display on Amazon

PUMPKIN CN10-02308B Octa Core with Android 7.1 and 6,95 Zoll display on eBay

This new universal device of Pumpkin has a Display with a resolution of 800 x 480 Pixels with a size of 6.95 inches. In addition, it has two Slots for microSD cards, and a correct USB port on the front side. Even an AUX-input is available. In the case of eBay, the Radio costs at the time 271,69 Euro.
Car stereo with Android 7
PUMPKIN CN10-02307B Octa Core with Android 7.1 and 6.2 inch display at Amazon

PUMPKIN CN10-02307B Octa Core with Android 7.1 and 6,2 Zoll display on eBay

Car stereo with Android 7
PUMPKIN AS0272B Quad Core with Android 7.1 and 6.2 inch display on eBay
Car stereo with Octa Core
PUMPKIN CN10-02207B Octa Core with Android 6.0 and 6.2 inch display on Amazon

From Pumpkin there are two other universal radios with Octa Core processor. The above models differ only in the operating system. The 02307B has Android 7.1 and the 02207B ships with Android 6.0. The radios also have a volume knob, a 6.2-inch display, and a screen resolution of 800 x 480. Bottom left, the devices have slots for two MicroSD cards. The radios cost with external wifi antenna and external microphone 275.95 euros and 265.67 euros on eBay.

PUMPKIN CN10-02207B Octa Core with Android 6.0 at Amazon

Car stereo with Octa Core
PUMPKIN CN01-02204B Octa Core with Android 6.0 and 7 inch display on Amazon

PUMPKIN CN01-02204B Octa Core with Android 6.0 and 7 inch display on eBay

Here is another device from Pumpkin with rotary control. It has a 7 inch display and with 1024 x 600 pixels a higher resolution than the previous radio. It lacks the buttons for the menu and radio band switching. Both are rarely needed. On eBay, the device costs 269.99 euros with reversing camera.

10 inch universal device in double DIN housing

Car stereo with Android 7
Pumpkin 10 inch universal device with Android 7.1 at Amazon
A Pumpkin car stereo with 10 inches display is also available. This large screen also has a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. The viewing angle of the display can be set in different positions. Behind the screen there are two slots for microSD cards. There is also a USB port and a reset switch here. All other control buttons are located directly on the left side of the display and can therefore be easily accessed. From top to bottom here are the on / off switch, the volume up and down buttons, the home button and a back button arranged.

Pumpkin 10 inch universal device with Android 7.1 on eBay

Connections with the smartphone

You can wirelessly connect your smartphone to this car radio via Bluetooth. Then all calls can be answered directly on the radio. By streaming you can play the music stored on the smartphone songs on the radio. By coupling with a USB cable, you can even view the screen of a smartphone on the Pumpkin car stereo and control it. I have described this technique with the name MirrorLink in this article:

MirrorLink with the Naviskauto

Accessories for the car radio with Android 7

For streaming music or online navigation in the car you need internet access. Instead of a 3G stick which often causes problems with drivers you should use a WiFi router.

Car stereo with Android 7
Huawei E8372 LTE/ WLAN modem on ebay

I highly recommend HUAWEI E8372 which even receives LTE and to which the car radio can be connected via WLAN. After connecting to the WLAN of the stick you need to enter 192.168.0.1 in the browser, log in with Admin/Admin and enter the APN of your provider in the settings.

It is best to get a partner SIM card from your telecommunications provider. Do not forget to disable the password of the SIM card! Otherwise the stick cannot establish an internet connection.

Car stereo with Android 7
DAB+ digital audio tuner for cars on ebay

All fans of digital radios can extend their car radio with this DAB+ box.

Car stereo with Android 7
Mini Elm327 WiFi Obd2 Auto Diagnostic Interface on ebay

In addition, you can connect an OBDII Wifi adapter to the Pumpkin car stereo. Then you can use the app Torque PRO to display more information about your engine. With this adapter I have already used the app OBD Car Doctor free. By doing so the error log of my Porsche could be read out and reset, that’s why I recommend this adapter.

Car stereo with Android 7
AUTOGEN OBDII Bluetooth Adapter on ebay

It is posible to use Atogen OBDII Bluetooth Adapter as a preference to access your OBDII data via Bluetooth. For accessing the internet via WLAN, this OBDII Bluetooth adapter is also suitable.

Car stereo with Android 7
Eonon 10.1 inch headrest monitor with DVD player at ebay

The headrest monitor from Eonon is good and cheap. Two of them can be connected directly to the Pumpkin car stereo. The device can also play movies via DVD player.

Car stereo with Android 7
amzdeal license plate bracket with reversing camera at Amazon

For the rear view, there are normal rear view camera, night vision cameras and license plate holder with integrated camera. Users reported in my comments that you can install the license plate holder with integrated camera easier than separate cameras. For some vehicles there are also cameras that can be attached directly to the license plate illumination.

Car stereo with Android 7
Xtrons DVR019 is a digital video recorder on ebay

This DashCam is from Xtrons. The camera can be swiveled up to 360 degrees and can be used for permanent shots of the traffic or the interior. The pictures are in a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The sound is also recorded.
The digital video recorder can store the recordings via USB on the car radio or on a MicroSD card in the camera. On request also in an endless loop, in which the older recordings are overwritten. I find it interesting that the camera sees everything even in the dark. With 35 euros, the Xtrons DVR017 is also very cheap!

In strong sunlight the display of your pumpkin car stereo may reflect. Therefore, I recommend you this anti-reflection film . It also protects your touch screen from scratches.

Data of the pumpkin car stereo

Here I have once again listed the general data:

  • Intel SoFIA-3GR Quad Core 1.6GHz
  • 2 GB DDR3 RAM
  • 32GB ROM
  • Android 7.1 Nougat
  • Screen size: 7 inches
  • Screen resolution: 1024 x 600
  • Radio IC: NXP TEF6686
  • Cold start time: about 25-30 seconds
  • Warm boot: About 2-5 seconds
  • DAB + function optional
  • Capacitive 5-point touchscreen
  • Key illumination selectable in 7 colors
  • Bluetooth 4.0 for hands-free and audio streaming
  • Bluetooth connection for iPhones & Android Phones
  • Supports USB stick, SD and HDD multi-media up to 64GB
  • Supports steering wheel remote control (analog input)
  • RCA connector for rear view camera
  • External wifi antenna with 1.5m cable
  • internal and external microphone
  • FM / AM radio with RDS
  • Audio output power: 4 x 50 watts maximum

Link to a similar manual

Connections of the pumpkin car stereo

Car stereo with Android 7
Connections of the Pumpkin car stereo 02306B

Scope of delivery

  • 7 “Android Car Radio (head unit)
  • External microphone
  • 3g/USB Cable/Microphone Cable
  • Audio output Cable
  • External WiFi antenna with 1, 5m cable
  • ISO cable
  • GPS antenna
  • Mini USB Cable
  • User manual
  • AUX input Cable
  • Camera Input Cable
  • Framework
Autoradio mit Android 7
Accessories of the Pumpkin car stereo 02306B

Value for money

Currently you get the pumpkin car stereo with Android 7 for 233.10 euros in ebay’s online shop or a bit more expensive on Amazon. Big, inexpensive, with really current operating system and in proven quality.

1. Alternative with a round rear camera:
2. Alternative with elongated rear camera:

Alternative recommendation

You’ll get a similar radio with the NAVISKAUTO RQ0264E from Amazon. Its display is also 7 inches tall. It also has a proper knob for the volume. Many owners have had a good experience with this radio. I have already described it in a post:

The Android Radio NAVISKAUTO RQ0264E does not need to hide behind branded devices

Conclusion

The pumpkin car stereo with Android 7 is well equipped and can be used as a navi, hands-free system and mobile music collection. I give a total of 4.6 of 5 stars. At Amazon, there are currently forty-four customer reviews for the pumpkin 02306B, including nineteen with 5 stars, eleven with 4 stars, and four with 3 stars.

One more request. If you like this post, then share it via Facebook or Twitter. If you would like to know which radio aperture and adapter are needed for your vehicle, I would also be happy to help.
I have updated the post on 03.05.2018 !
 

2 comments

  1. Excellent product and value, great customer support for the do it yourself installer. I was able to update my truck with a backup camera, Bluetooth, navigation and a dash cam /recorder for less than a new truck payment.
    Thanks for any help!

     

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