Car screens, media players, digital media receivers, dashboard screens, multimedia screens, android screens - all of these terms are interchangeably used to denote one indispensable car accessory. A head unit that sits on your dashboard and can be easily controlled to play music and video for a complete in-car entertainment experience and perform other functions like navigation, telephone calls etc.
Google’s Android OS has made its way into car media players so seamlessly that we have been blessed with some of the most exciting head units that either come pre-installed in certain mid-range and almost all luxury vehicles or can be purchased at a massive discount on the GoMechanic Accessories website and installed in any vehicle from any maker around the world.
Gone are the days when single-din stereo players used to adorn the centre of the dashboard and used to be a hype. Such stereo players could do a lot from playing MP3 music to connecting over Bluetooth for streamlining audio calls and playing FM/AM radio channels. Some of them even came with LED displays displaying a hoard of information about the music being played or the station tuned to. However, single-din stereo players lacked a vital feature, a video output capability.
Modern android screens come with High Definition FHD capacitive touchscreens that are intuitive, interactive and can play video and also function as a smartphone’s display capable of receiving touch inputs. This means that modern android screens can be operated with the touch of a finger and even through Steering Wheel Controls (SWC) if they are SWC compatible - most of them are.
Top Features of Branded Android Screens
There are multiple global electronics and car accessories brands offering stiff competition in producing some of the most featureful android car screens. Global players like JBL, Pioneer, Sony, and Blaupunkt have designed and are currently retailing some of the best android screen options around the world and in India. There are a plethora of features and parameters to consider when buying one for your vehicle. Here is a simple guide to the main features that one should consider when buying an android screen for your car.
Size & fit
Installing an aftermarket android screen means that you have to essentially take out the pre-installed stereo system and fit your new media player in the slot. If you get a screen that has a bigger display size than the slot provided in your dashboard, then chances are you will have to perform some mechanical modifications. On the other hand, if the size of the screen is smaller than the slot, then it will not fit.
Ideally, car android screens can be found with screen sizes starting from as low as 6 inches and going all the way up to 10 inches and even bigger. Therefore, the size and the fit of the screen in your dashboard is the first thing to consider before getting one for your car.
The processor inside a car's android screen is responsible for the various digital functions it is capable of undertaking. The power of the processor also defines the smoothness and the fastness of operations.
Just like a computer or a smartphone, modern android screens have a Random Access Memory (RAM) and a Read-Only Memory (ROM). At the most fundamental level, the ROM is the space available for the storage of files, including the space occupied by installed applications and additional files generated during the operations of the screen. The RAM determines the speed of operations on the android screen.
Car rear camera and front camera outputs can be connected to android screen inputs if they have adequate receiving capacity. It is important to check the number of inputs provided on the screen. Besides camera inputs, android screens also come with USB inputs for connecting external drives and playing media files stored within.
Basic connectivities like Bluetooth and WiFi are now standard on most car android screens. However, one must also look out for PhoneLink/WebLink, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay which are now increasingly standardized on modern android screens.
How much can a good car android cost?
Even if you are on a budget, technological innovation and streamlined production/procurement options have made it possible for us to bring to you a plethora of car android screens starting at a very affordable price point.
The best part is that when you buy a car android screen from GoMechanic Accessories, besides assured discounts, you also get genuine products, free delivery and a complete manufacturer provided warranty. Don’t hold back on your ambitions to get a new, flashy and fully loaded android screen for your car anymore. Visit the website and get ready to be amazed.
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