This is a follow up to my Android car stereo post here.
Pros Thus Far:
- You can install any Android App.
- BETTER MAPS!
- Google maps in the head unit (with offline maps & real time traffic).
- No more paying for crappy map updates.
- Edit the navigation destination WHILE driving.
- Ability to pause & skip fwd/back in iCatcher (my favorite iOS podcasting app) with the steering wheel controls.
- OK Google for ANYTHING.
- Sounds better than the Stock Radio.
- Boots faster (~25 secs) & the screen is more responsive than the Stock Radio (BTW, the reverse overlay is immediate [yeah, prior to boot] when reversing).
- Speed sensitive sound adjustments via Gala.
- Sunrise/Sunset auto brightness via XposedMTC.
- Very inexpensive head unit when compared to ANY brand name alternatives.
- The head unit receives up my home WiFi (in my assigned parking spot) where my iPhone 6 will not. To improve the signal further, I bought a panel antenna for my router.
- Unit is a tad narrower than the FF615US - so it requires a face kit.
- Almost zero instructions - tis the reason I created this post.
- The iPod interface doesn’t work on any of the USBs - it only works on the specific cable with the “old” 30-pin connector. The iPod player app is weak compared to the FF615US. The work around is to use Bluetooth for everything - it reconnects just the same.
- WiFi is only in 2.4GHz band.
Other apps you may want to improve your experience:
FYI: I'm selling my old head unit here.