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Android Headunit or mirrorlink? what's a good option

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By soloz2, Member on 4th May 2014, 12:37 AM
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Hello, I have a 2014 WRX hatch and I'm not happy with the OEM headunit's SQ. I do like the steering wheel controls and bluetooth so I'd like to find a replacement and keep these features. Having an android OS headunit is quite appealing especially if I could run Sygic navigation and Torque Pro.

Must have:
-bluetooth - would like to be able to use the pickup/hangup buttons on my steering wheel
-ability to keep steering wheel controls (I believe most will allow for this with an adapter)
- ability to keep the aux input
- ability to add an external amp and/or powered sub (probably will not happen right away)

Would like, but may not be a deal breaker depending on price
- GPS or the ability to mirror my phone/tablet screen
- android OS or ability to mirror torque app (not a deal breaker)
- would be nice to add a backup camera

I was wondering if any of the eBay android headunits are any good? I looked at the appradio 3 and astroid smart. Both seem to fit my requirements for the most part, but I'm wondering if there is a better option or something just as good for less money.
27th August 2014, 11:23 PM |#2  
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I'm curious about this as well... I've seen a few options from JVC, Alpine, Sony, and of course Pioneer AppRadio. The AR seems the most-supported.
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