Android Auto / Carplay after market car radio 2016 3

Android Auto / Carplay after market car radio 2016
While I wrote a while back about my experience with an aftermarket  Chinese Android Car radio  , I had expected by this point in 2016  we would have a flood of more mainstream vendor’s aftermarket units with more polished interfaces… February 16 Update! : It appears a new aftermarket entrant is coming into the market. The ...

Review: Android TV Boxes from Keedox with Kodi.TV 9

Review: Android TV Boxes from Keedox with Kodi.TV
Android TV Box(es) with Kodi.tv This year I recently received two newer Android TV Boxes from Keedox  (4kSmartBox  and TV quad-core MXIII)(www.keedox.com) that support 4k video (UHD), H.265 ,recent versions of Kodi.tv (still branded as XBMC 13.2,), and supporting NetFlix, youtube and other Android Apps. Both boxes are feature packed and for the cost really bring a modern smartTV ...

Cross platform mobile development (android / ios) , consider Intel XDK 3

Cross platform mobile development  (android / ios) , consider Intel XDK
These days a common idiom is that there’s an app for that (coined by Apple marketing) ,and for the two major platforms Android and iOS and too a lesser extent Windows Phone, there generally is a wide range of mobile applications that do all sorts of stuff, from complicated software suites similar to Excel and Word to simple sound ...

Review Android car stereo radio and navigation 106

Review Android car stereo radio and navigation
My car radio upgrade… What can a $280 buy you? how about an Android car stereo + Navigation, and all the android apps your heart desires. My 40+ minute commute has me in the car for a while, one finds that on these long drives, some interesting audio in the car is pretty important. The ...

Nexus 5: My next smartphone

Nexus 5: My next smartphone
Updated: Released 12/27/2013 So I finally unwrapped my Nexus 5 Christmas gift, and have been playing with it for the last few days.  So far it’s everything I expected, no surprises  Battery life seems decent, build quality is pretty good, and screen display is amazing. The camera which  I was looking forward to, did not ...

Review: G-Box MX2 Android XBMC / Kodi Smart TV Player 20

Review: G-Box MX2 Android XBMC / Kodi Smart TV Player
10/2014 Update (XBMC Gotham update  aka Kodi): Back in April an upgrade to XBMC was announced announced. Gotham (beta) brings a bunch of new capabilities to the XBMC ecosystem, especially native hardware decoding for android devices like this G-Box , check out the article on Engadget XBMC to improve Android playback. Then in August Matricom (the ...

Review: Acer Iconia A1 8″ (810/830) android tablet 2

Review: Acer Iconia A1 8
Update (12/2014) Iconia A1- Model 830 I recently picked up the successor to the Iconia A1 810, the A1 830, this is a bit of an improved model, The form factor stays the same 7.9″ 4:3 aspect ratio. What’s improved is the chassis, is slimmer and more premium feeling, the processor has been updated to ...