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02-10-2017, 12:30 PM
Has anyone run one of these? What is your experience like?


02-10-2017, 02:22 PM
I have one. It's about a year old running Android 4.1.1. It's good for what I need it to do.

Free GPS.
Touchscreen with whatever music player/visualizer you want.
Speakers go to a 4 channel amp,
Sub+amp, second battery to run all that and my bags.

I have a 64 gig card in there that holds everything that I need.

Plenty of connections for more expandability (rear camera and whatever else)
Also you can get the torque app with a odb Bluetooth connection. (Decent app for live monitoring and whatnot)

The only thing is that I have had to do is make a faceplate for it. All of the touchscreen surrounds that I've found are all a little off. A Dremel will be your friend.

Hope this helps.

Edit: not a bad price. I got mine on Amazon for $225 or something like that with only 5 flush "buttons" on the left side. Color matched for our interior red too.

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02-10-2017, 10:12 PM
Do you know what the differences in android operating systems. Is it possible to upgrade the stereos when a new OS comes out? Or is it like on some phones where there is no build unless someone custom ports it. I am seeing andriod 6.0 and 5.1.1 not sure which is the best.

02-11-2017, 10:10 AM
As with any android, I'm ASSUMING that you can upgrade them yes. I don't know what specs are needed to properly run the 5.1.1 vs the 6.0. I DO know that they can be jailbroken or rooted to do pretty much whatever you want to do (wifi tethering, waze, tasker, etc.)
https://forum.xda-developers.com/android-auto/android-head-units is a good place to read up on.

I have seen that the 6.0 is still buggy with the new octo cores.

https://www.amazon.com/JOYING-Android-Stereo-Navigation-Bluetooth/dp/B01M670UWI seems to be the one people are buying.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B011DOTP3E/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 That is the one that I am currently using.

02-14-2017, 12:28 PM
Do you think that Joying stereo is backup camera capable?

02-15-2017, 07:39 AM
This thread makes me feel old. I'm still running a Windows XP car computer I built in 2006. Can't believe the Maxtor 250GB hard drive is still kicking!


02-15-2017, 03:42 PM
I came close to buying the Joying unit as well, but I ended up snagging an RNS-E. A friend of mine put a Joying in his 3000GT and it was very capable that's for sure. I just like the OEM aspects/look of an RNS-E so I was willing to sacrifice all of the technological goodies that come along with these new units.

04-23-2018, 07:58 AM
Thanks for nice suggestion. But the price high than my budget. Would you please suggest me a best one under $100.

A touchscreen double din under $100? Not going to happen.

The Android ones are cheap enough as they are, just wait and save rather than cheap out.