Android Carputer (Raspberry Pi doesn't seem to be the best choice)

RameshsalviRameshsalvi Posts: 12New Member

Hey everybody,

I figured this might be the best place to ask: I am planning on building a Carputer using a single board computer and I want to use Andoid, because I like using Google Maps, Waze and so on.

So what hardware would you recommend?

Those are the main things I want my carputer to be able to do:

FM / DAB radio (DVB-T / FM USB dongle)

MP3 from USB / harddrive

Navigation (Google Maps)

OBD2 (Torque APP)

program GPIO (control MOSEFs and such)

Of course I want to hook it up to a touch screen which would be placed on the dash board.

First I thought the Raspberry Pi would be the best choice, but it doesn't run Android natively and it just seems like the there is much better hardware out there for about the same price.

I would appreciate any helping suggestion.

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  • DCleriDCleri Posts: 558Administrator, AAEON admin

    If you are not constrained about the size, the UP Squared supports Android 7.1: https://downloads.up-community.org/download/android-7-1-image-for-up-squared/

  • RameshsalviRameshsalvi Posts: 12New Member
    edited December 11

    @Rameshsalvi said:
    Hey everybody,

    I figured this might be the best place to ask: I am planning on building a Carputer using a single board computer and I want to use Andoid, because I like using Google Maps, Waze and so on.

    So what hardware would you recommend?

    Those are the main things I want my carputer to be able to do:

    FM / DAB radio (DVB-T / FM USB dongle)

    MP3 from USB / harddrive

    Navigation (Google Maps)

    OBD2 (Torque APP)

    program GPIO (control MOSEFs and such)

    Of course I want to hook it up to a touch screen which would be placed on the dash board.

    First I thought the Raspberry Pi would be the best choice, but it doesn't run Android natively and it just seems like the there is much better hardware out there for about the same price.

    I would appreciate any helping suggestion.

    Thank you


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