Looking to upgrade your car stereo to Android?

or replace a factory headunit with something more modern

Adding Apple CarPlay or Android Auto to your car is not as difficult as you may imagine.

Then you have come to the right place if you are interested in a replacement automotive infotainment system that can run Google Maps with Free Sat-NavGPSDAB+ Radio, Reversing Camera, android Auto, OBD DiagnosticsTPMS (The Tyre Pressure Monitoring System) and more, all in the same car stereo.

Do you need a new car stereo with a touch screen with GPS and Bluetooth built in? Or your single DIN car stereo is no longer working, and you want a modern, helpful upgrade?

The Android head units can do that! We have information about which ones are worth looking at and which are the headunits to avoid and help with installation.

Have you heard about the Android Auto Car Stereo and wanted to know if it can run Android apps?

Our site has information for you about the Android head units for in-car entertainment, including; specifications explainedbuying and operating adviceupgrade optionspasswordshead unit apps, and wiring installation guides aimed at helping install the various Single DIN and Double DIN Chinese android 10 car stereos available today.

Does your car radio need an Aux lead? Better solutions now include Bluetooth and wifi, CarPlay, and Android Auto.

Android Car (android Automotive OS)

android Automotive OS to give the new version of android operating system its full name, but we just call it android Car.

Fastest Android Headunit Processor: UIS7862

The unimaginatively named UIS7862 is the latest and greatest processor used in a large majority of the fastest android headunits. Having 8 high speed cores and access to an impressive 6Gb of RAM will keep the headunits operating smoothly with anything you can throw at it.

What is an Android Head unit?

We are often asked 'What is an android Headunit?' and it is not surprising that people are often confused due to the different systems available

Should I get a universal double din or a custom fit android headunit?

Older vehicles often have a single or double din mounting and the Pumpkin of choice is often fitted to these vehicles as the best choice for a universal android headunit

The Fastest android HeadUnit?

The faster the better and the PX6 based android headunits are the fastest available. When coupled with 4Gb of RAM, you have a headunit that will respond quickly.

Spotting the future fakes

The preview of Googles full android 11 specifications shows that it won't run on devices with less than 2 GB RAM. This means that if the android headunit has less than 2 GB RAM then it can't be running a full version of android 11.

The very tall - Tesla style screens and the very wide yet narrow displays on the automotive android infotainment systems are covered here. They do look very impressive but may not fit all vehicles due to the size and aspect rations of the displays. The universal versions of these models are surprisingly based on Double DIN or Single DIN standard size units.

An android head unit car launcher is often an overlooked item. The android car launcher can make a huge difference to the way your android head unit looks and is operated. Bringing your most used buttons to exactly where you want them or to just customise the screen with a logo. A car launcher can help you achieve this. Have a look at our selection of android car launcher screens. There are many examples of the various changes a car launcher can make for your android headunit.

There are many articles of advice for installing, setting up, using and maintaining an android based car infotainment system. From Double DIN to google account best practice. Highlighting the difference between the android auto radio and an Android Headunit. Explaining what part the RAM plays and if ROM is more important. They are all found in the Android Head Unit Advice pages

The capabilities and usefulness of an android headunit can be greatly increased by add-ons. The additional functions usually come in the form of a USB device that plugs into a spare port on the android head unit. Other add-ons can be connected via any number of the connectors found on the wiring and rear panels including improved reversing camera systems.

In this section we have information about the processing power of the MCU found in the android headunits. The faster the processor the quicker and more responsive the android headunit will be. This section gives you the tools you need to find the best android headunit for your needs based on the processor fitted. Or just your curiosity on why one headunit is seen as better than another.

Key comparisons between the processing components of the android headunit MCU chips. The specifications can be confusing, but our processor comparisons show the differences between pairs of processor cores. Tap the load more button to see more comparisons.

Our Android Headunit wiring guides can help you connect up the wires of your universal headunit to the vehicle. These guides are also useful for connecting up any of the automotive head units that use the standard ISO connectors that are also used on the android car stereos. All of the basic ISO colours are covered, along with the additional android car radio specific wire colours. Tap the 'Load more' button for the extra wires.

Your android headunit will have a large number of connectors and connections that need to be made. These automotive android stereos connections are not well explained, if at all by the suppliers. Our guide to the car stereo plugs and sockets can help get you installed and running with less fuss.

The 8227L Demo often found in the low rent android headunits was ground breaking for its time and the legacy still lives on today in the cheapest android car stereos produced today. There is a huge following for the 8227L Demo android car stereos and we have grouped together all out 8227L and ALPS_DEMO posts here. From quidcore processor information to android 10 updates to 1Gb RAM fakes and more.

The terminology used with the automotive android audio navigation systems can be overwhelming. There is a steep learning curve to this new technology. Our terminology guide will help you get to grips with the acronyms used when discussing an android headunit.

An automotive android head unit can make a big improvement to the enjoyment of your vehicle. It is when thing go wrong or misbehave that the fun can quickly disappear. Our Errors and Fixes topics can help you sort out many of the problems yourself, without having to find a professional to do the work for you.

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The requirement to use these Android headunit advanced diagnostic features is not common.

These low-level Android headunit directions help with severe Android head unit boot errors. You would not be likely to encounter these errors in the day-to-day enjoyment of your Android head unit. If your Android is stuck or misbehaving, first try the RST button. If you find that the headunit boots but is very slow compared to usual or is freezing, follow our guide for the android Headunit running slow or freezes fix.