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Using an Android device for in-car navigation and more? Here's how to automate the process and forget about it

0. phoneArena posted on 11 Apr 2014, 05:12

For all the advancements in the mobile industry, to this day, your car's infotainment system remains, for all intents and purposes, ancient. These systems are often clunky, under-powered, and just not functional and flexible enough. This has lead to a rise in the number of people who instead opt for a cheaper model without in-car infotainment systems, and then fill in the functional gap with an Android device, usually a tablet. What's more, many go ahead and permanently mount the device into the middle console...

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posted on 11 Apr 2014, 07:35 4

1. GoBears (Posts: 454; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)

Reasons like this are the reasons why I love Android and can't think of using anything else. Android FTW!

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 08:22

2. mrblah (Posts: 577; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)

FTC(For the clunky.).

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 08:36

3. McLTE (Posts: 922; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

My question is.. how many people have a permanently mounted android device??

Clever tool and app though!

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 10:57 1

4. H3Drvr (Posts: 43; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)

I haven't tried this app out yet but I do have one of my older devices (Galaxy Nexus) permattached to my car. I used it for vehicle diagnostics, video recording, navigation, music (Play Music) and the occasional web search.

If this app works as designed, it could be helpful for when I download new apps specifically for the driving environment.

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 14:43

5. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

Over the years Moto had car mounts that attached to the windshield...so it doesnt necessarily have to be permanent.

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