Summary: This unit has to be one of my better purchases. I needed a new car stereo, but wasn't exactly sure which one I wanted. I thought something with android would be something fun and new. Not exactly what I was expecting, there's not really any similarity between it and android, it has its own interface design, luckily apps would run on it. Now I say would, because I could not for the life of me getting the internet feature on this to work.
Summary: Out of box, the Smart was functional and very easy to install. The media player app isn't perfect, but it's fine. It was simple to get Waze running, tether it for data, connect an OBD-II reader, and more. If you root it and install the Google Play store, it gets far better than it was stock. The unit sounds much better than my factory radio and was easy to hook up to the factory amplifier. I'm currently very happy that I purchased this, and would buy it again.
Pros: Sideload any app you want, very easy to root, full Android device, excellent sound.
Cons: No hard buttons for volume/track change. Asteroid Store is rather limited. Rooting was required to get the Play store to get access to most apps. The volume on-screen soft-button doesn't work in Waze. It runs an old version of Android (2.3) and the hardware is a little slow compared to what's out today.
Summary: This unit replaced a JVC KW-NSX700 in my Chevy Colorado. The JVC was a real disappointment, mostly because the MirrorLink connection didn't have enough power to keep my phone charged while I was using it. The Smart, on the other hand, is already an Android device and only needs the phone for a data connection. The GPS works great with the antenna installed under my dash and I've never had a problem with it finding the satellites. It's faster than my S3 in that way.
Pros: Price, Connectivity - Screen Quality (much better than the JVC) - ease of installation, lots of input ports. Easy extension due to it running on Android.
Cons: No built-in Satellite Radio connectivity (had to use a portable Sirius XM radio - Lynx - and FM Direct connection)
Summary: I just installed this unit in my 2006 Ford Escape & I love it. I grounded the green wire so all functions work, then rooted it and got the google app store working. That allowed me to dump the awful igo gps app, install a 32 gig card and get both google maps & CoPilot working. My Verizon Galaxy Note 3 plays both music and video perfectly on it through an HDMI connection and the Parrot tethers to my unlimited data plan through WiFi.
Summary: This unit is probably the best "Android Powered" offering out there at the moment. It works well and is reasonably responsive. It is a bit laggy at times. It is a bit high priced for what it is but it does produce plenty of good audio. Better than any other aftermarket units I have used in the past. It runs a stripped down version of Android but can be customized like any other android device.
Pros: capacitive multi-touch screen, Good audio quality, easy installation, plenty of USB ports, good GPS ability
Cons: Old version of Android, A bit laggy, not very functional out of the box. Limited steering wheel control adapter
Summary: This unit is pretty cool, but its not as intuitive as other android based systems. It has good features but it take too many actions to use them(IMHO). Its got great sound and power which can be improved by side loading dsp apps...
Pros: Affordable, sq, ability to side load apps
Cons: Boot up time, app market is very limited, have to side load apps(time consuming)
Summary: Parrot released an updated firmware for this device (2.0.1) which improved most of the issues everyone in the older reviews is complaining about. It also enabled their app store which has waze (turn-by-turn nav) and spotify (streaming web music) for free. The device pulls internet from my galaxy S4 with no issues and is mostly stable. Before judging the device with ratings from 2010, read about the updated firmware and more recent reviews.
Summary: This product was a little time consuming to install in my 2010 Chevy Silverado. Overall about 2 hours. However its a great stereo for those who prefer Android over the iPhone. It downloads app very quickly. And has great Nav software. Looks great. The crutchfield team made it easy to order and provided me great support.
Pros: Sleek and very vibrant. Great performance. Awesome looking stereo and very user friendly.
Cons: Takes time to load up when first turned on. Doesn't have the Pandora app but does control Pandora using Bluetooth streaming from my Razer Maxx HD.
Summary: Nice stereo unit. Since I bought it I decided to update it to the lastest software version and so far the device is working with no problems at all. I love how many different sources can you plug at the same time and also the possibility of running apps like waze and tunein even at the background. Bluetooth tethering from my Nexus phone works like a charm and there is not problem to answer and make phones calls from the unit.
Summary: I researched a lot of different car stereos before I finally settled on this one. I chose it because I wanted a system that could interface with my iPhone 5 for phone calls and music playing in my 2001 Audi TT, and Parrot has a long track record with Bluetooth interfacing. I managed to install this unit myself, although it was a bit of a fight. This seemed to be more of a problem with my car than the head unit.