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Old 09-02-2016, 09:32 PM   #1
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Have the EONON units gotten better?

So I bought an EONON D5150 back in early 2014 and was pleased by the hardware build and sound quality.

The garbage quality of the software, however, really killed it for me. Stupid things like random error messages in Chinese, my radio being stuck on scan mode apparently forever no matter what I do, and the difficult to setup GPS (requiring third party stuff) are just a few of the top of my head. Firmware updates didn't seem to help much.

Right now I just use the thing as a glorified Bluetooth adapter, since pretty much nothing else works very well. I think what really holds it back is the fact that it's running Windows CE 6.0, which of course, hasn't been supported for the latter half of a decade now.

I was recently thinking of getting rid of it and going back to the original dash system that came with the car (radio + CD player), while modding in some USB ports and a Bluetooth adapter to essentially make my phone or a tablet into the dash.

Before doing that though, I decided to check out what's going on with newer Eonon units. The interface at least on the newer Android GA6150F unit is looking a bit more modern/usable.

So my question is, for anyone who upgraded from a similar unit to mine, how much better have things gotten? Does Google Maps work smoothly on the Android devices? Is support (i.e. Android updates, or at least an unlocked bootloader) good/available? Does the clock still require GPS to (sort of?) keep the time?

Or should I just go with my original plan of switching back to the OEM hardware?

Thanks in advance!

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