Summary: I bought this hoping it would be a good product cause of it's features and it must be the best radio cause look at the price. I remember reading some of the bad reviews but I choose to roll the dice and take the chance with it and now I'm paying for it. I useally don't write reviews but the good samaritan in me just compelled me to warn you. I had this installed in my car for only like 2 months. It worked good at first but then I started restarting on it's own.
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: I bought this refurbished which was my first mistake. I should have listened to all the other reviews about how crappy a product this was. After having this in my car for 3 months the LED screen died. I could not get this to come back on for anything. One day it magically came back to life all by itself. After that it would start shutting off and resetting all on it's own.
Summary: As many here have mentioned, the subsequent software updates have fixed many issues, but the unit is still iffy. If you need to replace an old car stereo with something newer and cooler, this may be it, depending on your needs and budget. Let's start with the bad. There are glitches like any other Android piece of hardware for sure: programs can crash, some of the network settings left me in the dark, and it takes a little while to start up (30 seconds).
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: It's a little bit cheaper than they make the product out to be... The volume dial was the weakest... It's super cheap plastic and just wasn't to the quality that I was expecting... As for the other grief that some people have ranted about - - Yes it takes about 2 minutes to boot up - Installation instructions are nonexistent and can't be found online (good luck figuring out the wire colors without previous radio knowledge) - Scrolling through radio stations is AWFUL -...