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Thread: promising new CarPlayo/Android Auto unit from Sony coming - $499

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    promising new CarPlayo/Android Auto unit from Sony coming - $499

    This looks good...

    http://www.prnewswire.com/news-relea...#continue-jump

    Appears to be very shallow (couldn't find dimensions anywhere), has "real" volume knob, super-reasonable price. Would love to add this to my ZHP if there are no surprises. Coming in the fall.

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    Checking out Sony's website they typically cutoff the back part of the Double-DIN stereos for promo pics, so I wouldn't count on it being shallow......

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    Keep us posted on this pls.

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    How shallow would we need it to be?

    And wouldn't we lose steering wheel controls if we went with a solution like this?
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    My son bought a head unit recently and I was surprised by how shallow it was - about half of what I was used to back in the day - without a CD player, they don't need all that space

    The oem integration (controls and trip computer) are what's keeping me from updating the old nav unit
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    Crutchfield has the option to pre-order but according to them, it does not fit our vehicles.

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    Her's - 2005 Black Sapphire Metallic / Black Leather 330i | 6MT | ZHP |

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vas View Post
    Crutchfield has the option to pre-order but according to them, it does not fit our vehicles.
    You may want to call (or visit as your local) and ask why. They are often very conservative on their fitment estimates.


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    For those who have Android,
    Android Auto is now available for direct use on a phone. At the moment the version is sideload only, but the updated version is coming to the Play Store soon!

    If you want the apk:
    http://www.apkmirror.com/apk/google-...0-642-release/

    Thanks to Derek for the heads up!

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    It looks like this unit is available now. Has anyone tried fitting one ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by onaquest View Post
    It looks like this unit is available now. Has anyone tried fitting one ?
    I was tempted but then see my post above.

    His - 2004 Imola Red / Alcantara 330i | 6MT | ZHP |

    Her's - 2005 Black Sapphire Metallic / Black Leather 330i | 6MT | ZHP |

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