Parrot ASTEROID – Android for your car stereo

AV equipment maker Parrot has stuffed Android into its newest in-car entertainment system, bringing a 3.2″ touchscreen and Google features to your car stereo. It is a significantly more elegant solution for Google Maps and GPS than licking a suction pad and sticking a cheap car dock to your windscreen.

It comes with 3G capabilities, too, so you’ll be able to rack up enormous data bills while streaming internet radio to your car. Here it is:

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Read more over on Parrot’s ASTEROID site. We’re not really into automotive AV technology, so won’t attempt any analysis of the device’s tech specs. According to PC Mag, Parrot ASTEROID will launch in a handful of European countries during Q1 of 2011.

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  1. Rik

     /  January 8, 2011

    That looks cool! Shame I just upgraded my stereo 3 weeks ago!

  2. Timbo

     /  January 9, 2011

    This looks a cracking piece of kit (as a user of their mki9100 and an Galaxy S) my only concern is the data connection. The site mentions the use of a USB mobile broadband connection. Hmmmm. Surely it could piggyback data of the connected phone?

  3. Why need to connect to USB as opposed to Bluetooth or WiFi hotspot?

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