Android Dash Display Screen

Specific discussion about the E89 2009 Z4 (sDrive35is, sDrive35i, sDrive30i, sDrive23i)
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Post by AnubisZed » Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:45 pm

Deepseaskateboard wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:53 am
Looks really cool, I am excited to see this fitted in a Z.

Perhaps if someone makes a success of it, we can all do a group order for some discount!

I don’t have idrive, so would be a worthwhile addon.

I dont think I would replace stock idrive with it however, if I did have it.
For those that do have iDrive then some of the advantages are that you can choose between NBT, EVO or ID6 display screens, you still have all the original use that you currently have and you get the addition of the Android based new features, oh and it's touch screen.
You can have any off-line or on-line sat-nav programs you prefer (Sygic, Waze, Navmii, Google Maps etc)
Music apps like Apple Music, Amazon Music, Spotify, Deezer, Google Play etc
You can have Torque (WiFI only as Bluetooth OBD2 is not supported)
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Post by AnubisZed » Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:42 pm

OK a quick update on this...
Chinese New Year is now over and they are back at work.
I have now decided to have one of these units and can't wait to have it delivered.
Once it arrives then I'll be undertaking a video and written How-To (the video to include unboxing, installation and how to use it). :thumbsup:

I am so looking forward to having this installed in my Z4.
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Post by Adil_3 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:52 am

Looking forward to how this turns out id be interested although the 750 price tag which is like 600 gbp is abit much for myself.

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Post by mcbutler » Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:38 pm

clarker63 wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:27 am
Worth noting that I've got a chinese rockchip android 8.1 double din unit in my other car, and not all android apps work on it... e.g. BBC Sounds you can't log in, bbc radio iplayer crashes all the time etc. Plus radio reception is pretty poor, the microphone doesn't work very well for voice calls and the screen contrast isn't great for google maps, and you can't modify the volume between apps either.. £300 not well spent in my opinion!

It does look nice though...Hopefully someone can be the guinea pig and tell us all how good it is.
Yep, thats android for ya, don't forget the guy in his basement hacking your car as well.

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Post by AnubisZed » Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:27 pm

mcbutler wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:38 pm
clarker63 wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:27 am
Worth noting that I've got a chinese rockchip android 8.1 double din unit in my other car, and not all android apps work on it... e.g. BBC Sounds you can't log in, bbc radio iplayer crashes all the time etc. Plus radio reception is pretty poor, the microphone doesn't work very well for voice calls and the screen contrast isn't great for google maps, and you can't modify the volume between apps either.. £300 not well spent in my opinion!

It does look nice though...Hopefully someone can be the guinea pig and tell us all how good it is.
Yep, thats android for ya, don't forget the guy in his basement hacking your car as well.
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Yeah sure
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Post by AnubisZed » Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:20 pm

I just thought I'd leave these here .... :thumbsup: 8)
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Post by markplant » Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:41 pm

Looks nice
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Post by Nictrix » Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:50 pm

Need a bit more than that.
How did the fit go, was it straight forward?
Did you get an idrive type controller and does it work?
What do you think of it?
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Post by AnubisZed » Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:32 pm

Nictrix wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:50 pm
Need a bit more than that.
How did the fit go, was it straight forward?
Did you get an idrive type controller and does it work?
What do you think of it?
:oops:
Sorry, that is only a render of what it'll look like. As far as I'm aware there are none outside of China yet, I intend to (hopefully) be the first here in the UK.

But to answer your questions, I don't expect any problems with fit, even more so because I know how it fits and have had all of that out before.
The iDrive rotary controller is being developed at the moment, so I won't be getting one straight off, but it will be supplied later to me.

I will keep updating this post as I get more info or better still when mine arrives and I get to make the How-To video for it.
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Post by Nictrix » Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:13 pm

AnubisZed wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:32 pm
Nictrix wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:50 pm
Need a bit more than that.
How did the fit go, was it straight forward?
Did you get an idrive type controller and does it work?
What do you think of it?
:oops:
Sorry, that is only a render of what it'll look like. As far as I'm aware there are none outside of China yet, I intend to (hopefully) be the first here in the UK.

But to answer your questions, I don't expect any problems with fit, even more so because I know how it fits and have had all of that out before.
The iDrive rotary controller is being developed at the moment, so I won't be getting one straight off, but it will be supplied later to me.

I will keep updating this post as I get more info or better still when mine arrives and I get to make the How-To video for it.
:lol: Good one :thumbsup:
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Post by AnubisZed » Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:44 pm

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Post by IAmOrion » Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:34 am

How is your skill set with Android devices? Any chance you could dump the kernel / make a ROM / Android Image of it?

I *really* want to get my hands on the OS so I can look to port it to other devices such as a Nexus tablet for example
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Post by AnubisZed » Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:22 am

IAmOrion wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:34 am
How is your skill set with Android devices? Any chance you could dump the kernel / make a ROM / Android Image of it?

I *really* want to get my hands on the OS so I can look to port it to other devices such as a Nexus tablet for example
Alas that's not my bag at all. I'm sure someone from XDA Developers could easily do that
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Post by IAmOrion » Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:08 pm

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Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:22 am
Alas that's not my bag at all. I'm sure someone from XDA Developers could easily do that
I've been over on XDA for years.... no ones quite sussed this yet either and most downloads no longer work (although the Rockchip tools are still downloadable etc). I like the "OEM" Launcher / OS but £500+ is way more than I want to spend on a unit (Especially when I already have a Pioneer SPH-DA230DAB Double Din that deals with Apple CarPlay / Android Auto)
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Post by enzed4 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:19 am

IAmOrion wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:08 pm
AnubisZed wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:22 am
Alas that's not my bag at all. I'm sure someone from XDA Developers could easily do that
I've been over on XDA for years.... no ones quite sussed this yet either and most downloads no longer work (although the Rockchip tools are still downloadable etc). I like the "OEM" Launcher / OS but £500+ is way more than I want to spend on a unit (Especially when I already have a Pioneer SPH-DA230DAB Double Din that deals with Apple CarPlay / Android Auto)
The timing on the release of this product really annoys me :headbang: . I've paid more than this a couple of months ago to get my Jap import iDrive converted to an updated English language version (although now waiting for them to fit the BT component with music streaming).
I probably would have been happy to try one of these Android units as it would have saved me about 30% over the OEM solution and looks better (even if it doesn't fold down).
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