The new Xtrons Hexa Core Android car radio with version 9.0 is now available. This flagship comes with 2 plus 4 cores. big.LITTLE architecture is the name of the system. 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.
Xtrons Hexa Core in the design of the original device
Of course, Xtrons has based the new devices optically on the original devices. All buttons are illuminated and can be changed to any color. The case and the buttons feel valuable when pressed. All cable connections are neatly grouped on the back of the unit. It’s best to extend the USB ports as far as your glove compartment so that you can change the USB sticks easily. SD cards can be up to 64GB in size. USB sticks even up to 128 GB!
Other devices with Xtrons Hexa Core processor
These Xtrons car stereos are already available with the new processor:
Other vehicle-specific devices
There are other car radios with Android 9.0 specifically for the vehicles of VW, Audi, BMW, Buick, Chrysler, Chevrolet, GMC, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, Honda, Hummer, Hyundai, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Mazda, Mercedes, Mitsubishi, Opel, Porsche, Renault, Rover, Seat, Skoda, Suzuki, and Toyota. The devices fit exactly into the dashboard with the adapted panel. All you have to do is to plug in the new radio. Since all necessary adapters are already supplied, connecting is a child’s play!
CAN bus adapter
With the included dual-channel CAN bus adapter, the Xtrons Android car radio also connects directly to the vehicle’s on-board computer. Open doors and the distance warning are visually displayed. You can adjust the air conditioning on the radio and you can also read the battery voltage, windscreen wiper water level, brakes, oil level, and belts. Some information is also shown on the vehicle display on the dashboard.
Volume control knob
Fortunately, many radios have a volume control. The manufacturer has installed a DVD drive in most vehicle-specific devices and often also provides two slots for MicroSD cards and a USB connection. On some radios, the connectors are hidden under two dummy keys.
Here I present you the most interesting devices in alphabetical order:
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2 chinch outputs with video signal for external monitors (e.g. headrest monitors)
1 HDMI output for external monitors
Dual CAN bus adapter
FM/AM radio with RDS
Region Free DVD Player with the formats CD-Audio, CD-Video, CD-ROM, DVD-Audio, DVD-Video, DVD-R, DVD-R, DVD + R, DVD-RAM, Double Layer DVD + R
Audio output power: 4 x 48 Watt Surround Stereo
The new FAKRA connectors for GPS and radio are already being used here. They are suitable for high frequencies up to 3 GHz. The blue plug (right center) serves for the connection of the GPS receiver. This is used to receive the satellite signals for the navigation device. The white plug (bottom right) serves for the radio. It already contains a supply voltage. Therefore you don’t need a phantom adapter anymore.
If your vehicle has two antennas, these are for diversity. Then the reception suffers if you use only one antenna for the radio! With a proper diversity adapter, you can use the signal strength of both antennas for radio reception.
You can get a cheaper radio with the Pumpkin VAO401 with Android 9.0 on eBay for 188 Euro. Nevertheless, the device already has an Android 9.0 operating system. With the Quad-Core processor and 2 GB RAM as well as 32 GB ROM as user memory, the radio is much fun.
I have already described it in an article:
The Xtrons Hexa Core has exceptionally high performance. It can be used as a navigation device, a hands-free system, and a mobile music collection. I award a total of 4.9 out of 5 stars. The seller xtrons-store has received 162 positive, 0 neutral, and 3 negative ratings in the last 12 months.
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