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Old 09-26-2018, 10:17 AM
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The RAM is very low indeed for an Android system - 2GB. Even the latest Eonon for E53 has 4GB.
For its intended purposes 2GB is not low. I have exactly 4 android HU in my family's fleet of cars that I've installed myself and I will tell you 2GB is not low at all. ROM is low, these devices even if you put external SD apps get store in the NAND and only certain apps can be moved to SD. And even at 16GB it comes loaded with some bloatware and you are only left with a few GB to add your own apps like Torque, iBus and what not.
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Old 09-26-2018, 01:12 PM
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Alright... whos going to be the Guinea pig?
I will if someone purchase the headunit and ship it to me for free
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For its intended purposes 2GB is not low. I have exactly 4 android HU in my family's fleet of cars that I've installed myself and I will tell you 2GB is not low at all. ROM is low, these devices even if you put external SD apps get store in the NAND and only certain apps can be moved to SD. And even at 16GB it comes loaded with some bloatware and you are only left with a few GB to add your own apps like Torque, iBus and what not.
I had a 2GB RAM Android HU and replaced it with a 4GB RAM - night and day difference in speed navigating apps and boot up of the unit. Lighting fast.

I like the button free feature of that unit actually- I wonder how the touch screen behaves with gloves on?
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Old 09-26-2018, 02:23 PM
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Unless you have touchscreen gloves it won't respond
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I had a 2GB RAM Android HU and replaced it with a 4GB RAM - night and day difference in speed navigating apps and boot up of the unit. Lighting fast.
My experience was exactly the same. I replaced the 2GB unit in my wife's E46 and it was like night and day. Android LOVES as much hardware as you can throw at it and will use every bit of it.

I chose an 8 core 9" screen unit with 4GB for my E53. I'm at a bit south of 10k miles with it including a month-long road trip across the East coast and back. The unit is *not* flawless, but with this as my 3rd, I will suggest that none of them are flawless. But it's the best experience I have had across the 3 units, and most of that is a snappy response and the latest Android 8.0 OS I have seen on these.

I'd like to see a unit like the OP with improved hardware and Android Pie. Until then, I'm happy to sacrifice a 9" screen over a 10" if it means octa core instead of quad core and 4GB instead of 2GB for about 10% more than this one. Though I do like the looks of the one in the OP.

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Old 09-26-2018, 09:39 PM
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OK- I have taken a closer look at this thing and have decided I don't like the way they've laid it out. 1st, the buttons along the bottom of the unit take up valuable space.

So I got to wondering.. how much viewable screen area/resolution? I started with a close look at the screen from the OP:
As I was playing with the questions I was looking for, I took a look at the specs and it's right there. The screen resolution is just 1024x480:
So what they've done is get us all hyped up over a 10.25" screen, but it actually offers *less* visible screen area/resolution than the 9" 'smaller' screen @ 1024x600. 8.0 was available this Spring as were the boards with 2x the specs. This one is a hard pass for me- perhaps even with the improved specs. Screen real estate and hardware specs is everything.

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Prop, here's a better looking one. 1024x600 and it has 4gb RAM.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Android-8-0...7/263904862957

I am very tempted to try this one out. Especially Ebay's 15% off today. Brings the total to ~$356.
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I like the ui of the mekede better looks more oem.

Also I don't plan on watching movies and don't mind the lower screen resolution either so it doesn't look toooo modern inside the car lol


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Old 09-28-2018, 09:46 PM
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Prop, here's a better looking one. 1024x600 and it has 4gb RAM.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Android-8-0...7/263904862957

I am very tempted to try this one out. Especially Ebay's 15% off today. Brings the total to ~$356.
I like this one, but I think the auction is deceptive. Since I 'need' one for either of the E39's, It'd have a home eventually. I suspect that it would fit better in the E39 since it does not curve with the dash like the E53 large screen unit I bought.

I do not see a single picture with the connectivity hardware/cables shown as included. The closest it comes to suggesting the cables are included is with a picture that says 'plug and play'. I'd feel better ab that with a picture of the back of the unit and the included cables.

Also, the auction reads that steering wheel button control is 'supported.' That means to me that the device will 'support' it, but that the little canbus adapter may not be included. Looking further down in fact, I do see the canbus as 'optional'. They're asking a premium for these units not to ship the basic cables.

All of this could be sorted with a quick question to the seller. I ran past the 15% coupon so I didn't pull the trigger. After so many of these things, I have enough extra cables that I could probably get a solid test in.
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I sure wish these sellers would have pics with the unit installed in the E53. And very good point about the gloves!
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