From Xtrons now car radios with Android 10 are available. The devices have a Quad Core processor with 2GB RAM and 16GB usable memory for the installation of apps. The prices for the new radios are very reasonable!
If you want to buy a new car radio for your car, you can get a high-quality device from Xtrons for little money. There are devices for many car models offered. The devices fit exactly into the dashboard with the adapted bezel. You only need to connect the new radio with the included plugs and adapters. That is very easy!
Apps for the Xtrons Android 10
With such an all-rounder you can play MP3 files from a MicroSD card or USB stick. If you find Android’s file manager too spartan, just install ES File Explorer or Total Commander from the Google Play Store and you can easily move files around. To manage large music collections I would use the Phonograph Music Player or Musicolet Music Player. You can also install a radar detector on your device with the help of the app Blitzer.de. I would also add the fuel saving app Tanknavigator. I have listed more useful apps in a separate article.
How to get on the Internet
To access the Internet with the radio, you need a hotspot on your SmartPhone or a 4G stick. Then you can always listen to the latest music with Spotify or Radio.de.
When a call comes in on your mobile phone, you can answer the call on the car radio and make calls via the car speakers and the integrated microphone without having to pick up the SmartPhone. In addition the mobile phone is coupled by Bluetooth with the radio.
A large volume control is located in the middle of the front panel, which also functions as an on/off button. To the right of it there are two sensor buttons for jumping forward and backward to the next track. On the right edge there is a play button for DVDs, a USB port and a jack plug socket as audio output. To the left of the volume control there are sensor buttons for starting the hands-free car kit and the navigation system. On the left edge there are openings for the microphone, two MicroSD card slots and the reset button. As soon as you press the power button, the display will pop out of the housing. The sensor button on the far right has a double function. It can be used to tilt the whole screen into several positions.
The entire front of the device is a completely curved glass pane without mechanical keys. There are only sensor keys. This looks very nice and can be kept clean very well. On the left edge of the display you find three key symbols.Read More
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.
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.
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.
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
All devices have 32 GB of ROM space for applications and 2 GB of RAM.
The Eonon GA2176 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 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.
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
Dirk Heimbürger | 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.