Android based radios

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    Has anyone installed one? I'm really wanting one, but I'm wondering what the boot time is. For short trips, it could be really annoying.
     
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    Boot time? It's not like turning a phone on and off.
    Cant say that I directly recall anyone specific installing one, but I have seen some threads around the web.

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    Actually, it's very similar. The Android O/S can be installed on many devices. It can be optimized to get better performance, faster boot times, etc. One store that I went to, I asked them to reboot the music player so that I could see how long it took to boot up and see if the camera was available right away.
     
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    Huh, guess I was thinking of "android auto" capable units.
    But searching, some are faster than others.

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    I've found some that boot in about 20 - 30 seconds, but I'm trying to find one that will go into a hybrid sleep mode and will wake in ~10 seconds.
     
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    I've seen talks of turning the boot off. So it will stay "awake."

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    That might work if the drain isn't too much. Otherwise, I have found some tips for getting one that boots fairly quickly. Some of the 8 core units I saw were booting in the 20 second range. That's livable, especially if they return to the last state. The last thing I last thing I want to do is to screw around with it while I'm driving. Although it looks like they use Android Auto.

    I was really hoping to find a few people using them and get their impressions. Guess I'll have to be my own guinea pig.
     
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