Rydeen DV612: Review of Android-based in-car radio

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Android is one global phenomenon that has taken the entire world aback by its amazing capability of adapting to any type of hardware and with its ability of being used for several purposes at the same time. These days we have Android based cameras, Android based music players and all sorts of electronic devices. Today we are going to talk about another electronic device that has been blessed by the Android miracle and this one is a digital radio. A digital radio is one device that most people want to have in their motors so that they can enjoy radio anytime any where and hence a digital radio these days has become a car radio as well.

Rydeen DV612: Review of Android-based in-car radio

Rydeen DV612 is an Android-based in-car radio and entertainment head unit just tailor made for you and your car if you like to hear music while on a drive. This one was reveled in the recently concluded CES 2012 which saw a lot of new technology being ousted by the technology giants all around the world. AS we said the Rydeen DV612 operates on the Android operating system but the device does not bear the Android as we know it but a customized version of the Android operating system that makes the device a car radio.

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The Rydeen DV612 features hardware buttons, a main control knob and a 6.2-inch WVGA TFT color touch screen at 800×480 pixels that features a customized version of the Android UI. The UI has been designed keeping in mind that it is supposed to be used in a car environment it has large icons well spaced to minimize driver distraction. It is powered by a 1 GHz ARM Cortex processor for fast response. The head unit includes an add-on GPS antenna to deliver Rydeen’s visual map navigation software, or the user can select to use Google Navigation via the app selection. For the internet connection a customer supplied shall be required which will fit in a rear USB port.

AS far as the sound and music quality is concerned, it is built in with 4 channel amplifier that measure up to 45 watts 45 watts per channel. The radio comes with two levels of RCA audio connectors. In addition, the device supports stereo Bluetooth connectivity and has a built-in microphone into the front panel however you can even connect a separate mic to the device if at all you want to use one.

So there it is guys hope you liked the review do not forget to let us know of your  opinion about the device in the comments section below.

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