Not sure where to post this, because it kinda fits into a lot of categories, but not directly into any, so, I'll try and dump it into off-topic.
So, this has been out for a few weeks, and I've been waiting to hear some info on how the Android side of things works. The original appradio was iOS only, but Pioneer has decided this go around to support Android, and I would like to support them for their efforts, but I want to know what I'm getting into.
Here's pioneers link to the product for those who are not familiar: http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Car/AppRadio/AppRadio+2+(SPH-DA100)
The android connect kit is an extra $100, but seems to only supply an HDMI cable and a USB charger, so, that was my first question was if I could just buy a $10 HDMI cable off monoprice and skip the connection kit. Secondly I'm wondering how well certain apps work, namely Pandora and Google Maps Navigation.
If the stereo simply did a touch screen HDMI mirroring of my phone, I think that would be enough in itself to satisify me, but I was just hoping maybe someone had some first hand experiences. Everything I found is still iOS centric, but I would really like to get behind pioneer and buy this for their efforts to support the Android users.
I've been reading appradioworld.com, but they seem to only have an iphone to test with, not much android info available there.