cars + android

Discussion in 'Off Topic Forum' started by sweeeeet, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. sweeeeet

    sweeeeet Silver Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2010
    Messages:
    8,579
    Likes Received:
    65
    Trophy Points:
    163
    Ratings:
    +65
    why can't manufacturers just put a USB in their cars and androids play music through the micro USB + charge it

    apple would be able to use it too

    sounds pretty simple instead of going aftermarket or ur car coming with a ipod connector.. there's plenty of people with android and apple products

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Tapatalk
     
  2. dezymond

    dezymond Tech Support Mod Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Messages:
    11,058
    Likes Received:
    754
    Trophy Points:
    558
    Location:
    Bay Area, California
    Ratings:
    +771
    Current Phone Model:
    Samsung Galaxy s4
    AUX has just became standard in most vehicles, even "low end" ones :D

    iPod adaption is going to be the next thing that happens, wonder if we'll ever see just USB support for multiple devices. It'd be the most "cost effective" way, but not the popular way. And car companies have their own software feud going on.
     
  3. sweeeeet

    sweeeeet Silver Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2010
    Messages:
    8,579
    Likes Received:
    65
    Trophy Points:
    163
    Ratings:
    +65
    even with aux u need a second wire to charge it.. and ive noticed better sound quality on a connected device vs a aux 3.5mm .. plus with two separate wires running all over ur car looks a bit much

    a USB connection would be very universal with thumb drives and all smart phones etc

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Tapatalk
     
  4. GROMAddict

    GROMAddict Official DF Vendor Premium Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2013
    Messages:
    33
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Location:
    CA
    Ratings:
    +12
    You can get aftermarket Android integration kit for factory stereos. GROM Audio offers one, please check out here:
    https://gromaudio.com/store/usb_adapters/index.html
    It connects Android phones to factory stereos and provides direct USB connection.
    Sound quality is same as CD.
     
  5. sweeeeet

    sweeeeet Silver Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2010
    Messages:
    8,579
    Likes Received:
    65
    Trophy Points:
    163
    Ratings:
    +65
    The site's security certificate is not trusted!

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Tapatalk
     
  6. GROMAddict

    GROMAddict Official DF Vendor Premium Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2013
    Messages:
    33
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Location:
    CA
    Ratings:
    +12
  7. IIGood

    IIGood Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2010
    Messages:
    333
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +7
    This looks promising...

    Kenwood shows off new DNN990HD Android-powered car stereo - Kenwood shows off new Android-powered car stereo (pictures) - CNET

    WANT. I had a Kenwood DNX-6140 in my car a while back...double DIN, touchscreen, nav, bluetooth, USB, the whole nine yards...awesome head unit. I was able to stream audio from my phone through the Bluetooth connection...could even fire up Pandora on my phone and stream it through my car speakers. Loved that stereo. Then it got stolen. :( I have a more simple Kenwood single-DIN unit in there now which does at least allow for Bluetooth and USB.
     
  8. GROMAddict

    GROMAddict Official DF Vendor Premium Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2013
    Messages:
    33
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Location:
    CA
    Ratings:
    +12
    Yes, it someone does not mind changing the headunit. The fact is that the headunits are very integrated to the car, so changing it becomes a real hassle. This is where GROM Audio comes handy because it interfaces with the original car stereo, upgrading it without changing.
     
Search tags for this page

how to connect dnn990hd using verizon droid bionic 2013