Originally Posted by omniajet13
I asked the very question of pumpkin on amazon and this is what they replied
"We checked the list of Eonon,and we consulted with our engineer,he informs that the bluetooth and wifi module are different,we use higher chip for this model.
We guarantee that our products and customer service would not disappoint you."
i still went ahead and bought the pumpkin. the screen is fine i added a matt screen protector as for changing the firmware i have been unable to root it and the factory reset only wipes apps and a few settings. not a full return to factory settings (found that out the hard way)
Great feedback info, should be very helpful for any others who want to buy one of these HU, if I knew these info ahead, I will buy the pumpkin, I did a review atAmazon site to share my experiences. I had a hard time to return it (GA2170, Eonon brand), I did note that pumpkin has the way better Wi-Fi antenna ( before I bought this Eonon while doing the research on both HU), I aslo paid a attention to the other Xtron brand, but I gave that up due to that model didn't have a large physical button, my theory is that, if you use it during driving ( in motion or in darkness), a physical button is way better than the touch feel button ( although flush surface Xtron panel looks cool and better), even I'm minimalist kind of thinking, I still think with large physical button is the way to go ( design) , Both the internal and external mic-phones the Eonon are not flattering at all.
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Originally Posted by yellaboyla
I got mine yesterday. Super responsive. Have not noticed any issues so far. As far as the brightness, my truck is limo tinted, and my radio is at a slight angle. It really does not bug me. I like it overall. I have not tried to root yet, but that is my next step. I can confirm OREO 8 on the unit.
Thanks! regarding the ambient light, mine is Honda fit, much lighter than yours ( bright )
But that's not my issue, I personally found, even during cloudy ( with flurries the weekend in NE) days, it's uncomfortable to view, by view, I mean you watch some photos/videos, not just their app screens ( where they did a greater contrast icon design and the fonts does look clear to me, in any condition except direct sunlight. ).
I tried Youtube videos, ( CNN news, etc), I tried DVD quality movies ( Kill the messenger and Fast and furious 6), in cloudy and around sunset days (weekends), very disappointing, .... I don't wish to have more bad words to bad-mouth any sellers, I'm just trying to tell what I felt and want to know what other users have and think.
I even asked myself, could these type android HU is designed for its multifuction, only, not really for imaging/video displaying, cause you're driving ( in motion), not sit in a couch to enjoy a movie night ( in a 7'; TFE lcd screen). the fundamental design is for information display ( like GPS, BT phones calls) not for entertainment. In another word, I should not expected such HU for that kind of purpose, but I what I though is that I want use it while I'm waiting for someone ( eg, airport pickup, after school , activities pickups) while in a stop condition. I won't watch video during driving ( in motion), plus all manufactures advertise their HU for such entertainment.