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Adayo AN6B01: Double Din Car Radio Running on Android

Those who cannot get enough of Android on mobile devices may want to take a look at the Adayo AN6B01. This is a double DIN car radio that comes with Android 2.2 Froyo. Its display measures 6.2 inches and has a resolution of 800 x 480 and runs on a 1GHz Cortex A8 processor.

Furthermore, it allows access to Google apps, which means that users have a large set of app options that can be used to expand the features of the car radio. Sideloading likewise is permitted.

Its screen has the ability to play 720p and 1080p, providing for some entertainment for those times when the user is stuck in traffic, or with several people on a long road trip. It is also equipped with an AM and FM radio, a CD player, and a DVD player. For more in-car entertainment, a rear-view camera is onboard.

Two slots called Maps and Media, respectively enable users to pop in microSDs card with capacities up to 32 GB, adding to the content of the device. Those who want to plug in an iPhone or iPad may do so via a built-in USB port, while a 3.5 mm audio jack may be used for earphones.

That said, the product has a few disadvantages. The Adayo AN6B01 car radio is among the few double DIN car radios, possibly the only one at present, which has an entire operating system running on it. However, the old version of Android OS leaves something to be desired.

The product would have been better if it had Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich installed. Moreover, vertical scrolling is difficult given the small measurements of the screen. In addition, it would have been better if there were an RDS station on the radio function, or even better, an HD radio.

The Adayo AN6B01 car radio demonstrates the advantage of open source software like Android. Being available to a wide range of developers, it can be utilized in a wide range of products that are not limited to the usual tablets or smartphones.

The product carries a price tag of $650 which is quite pricey but perhaps reasonable once one considers that it runs on Android OS.

via android central