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Old 06-15-2018, 02:47 AM
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This Android touchscreen is on the way for W221!!!!! Great news for w221 owners.

I have an review and More detailed info soon...
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Interesting. Looking forward to a review and info.
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WARNING-- We have previously seen false claims about an Apple Carplay retrofit which turned out to be a scam. Do NOT send any money to order this product until we are able to see a review from a reputable source. Ideally we can find a member who can visit the company or one of their installers and view the product in operation.
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WARNING-- We have previously seen false claims about an Apple Carplay retrofit which turned out to be a scam. Do NOT send any money to order this product until we are able to see a review from a reputable source. Ideally we can find a member who can visit the company or one of their installers and view the product in operation.
to be fair, The Swede is a legit vendor
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WARNING-- We have previously seen false claims about an Apple Carplay retrofit which turned out to be a scam. Do NOT send any money to order this product until we are able to see a review from a reputable source. Ideally we can find a member who can visit the company or one of their installers and view the product in operation.
Yeah you clearly dont kow who I am...See my other 9 videos of the 10,25 unit before you say a thing like that!!!!!!! AND Im not asking for any money or sales. Just wanted to show whats on the way...And that I will do a indept look at it just like the other ones.
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I think you didnít have to feel offended. Not knowing who you are is not oneís fault, neither is giving others a heads up based on what heís seen in the past. You two just have different roles on a forum. I certainly appreciate the time from both of you.
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different roles ??
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Lol, Excuse my poor selection of words. No pun intended. I meant in a positive way. Like a role in sharing information. Back to the topic, if I remember correctly, the screen on w221 is behind a glass or something of that sort. Making it into touchscreen is beyond my imagination. Looking forward to seeing more of it.
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Yeah you clearly dont kow who I am...See my other 9 videos of the 10,25 unit before you say a thing like that!!!!!!! AND Im not asking for any money or sales. Just wanted to show whats on the way...And that I will do a indept look at it just like the other ones.
Nobody cares who you are. If you're trying to sell a product or promote it, provide some background info. The market is flooded with Chinese headunits. Reselling crappy Android headunits is not a new business model.

Here are some questions you can address in your review:

- What type of screen (IPS, etc) does it use and what's the resolution? Screen model number would help.
- Does it have more than 2GB of RAM?
- What processor model does it run and at what speed?
- What kind of audio processing does it do, what MCU does it have?
- Does it integrate with the COMAND knob or do you awkwardly have to bend forward every time to press the screen?
- Does go on the CAN at all? What functions does it cover?
- What's the COLD boot time?
- What type of heat can it handle before it starts throttling seeing how it only seems to have passive cooling?
- Will it play nice with the stock GPS antenna?
- Does it integrate with the stock reverse camera?
- Does it have video IN?

That being said, I've used Android in my cars for years and years and honestly, short of the improved navigation there aren't many advantages over a well integrated stock system. You usually get crappier sound quality, worse GPS reception (if you don't use the stock antenna), longer boot times and so on.

So, if this works on integrating with the car better, it may be exciting, otherwise meh.
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Nobody cares who you are. If you're trying to sell a product or promote it, provide some background info. The market is flooded with Chinese headunits. Reselling crappy Android headunits is not a new business model.

Here are some questions you can address in your review:

- What type of screen (IPS, etc) does it use and what's the resolution? Screen model number would help.
- Does it have more than 2GB of RAM?
- What processor model does it run and at what speed?
- What kind of audio processing does it do, what MCU does it have?
- Does it integrate with the COMAND knob or do you awkwardly have to bend forward every time to press the screen?
- Does go on the CAN at all? What functions does it cover?
- What's the COLD boot time?
- What type of heat can it handle before it starts throttling seeing how it only seems to have passive cooling?
- Will it play nice with the stock GPS antenna?
- Does it integrate with the stock reverse camera?
- Does it have video IN?

That being said, I've used Android in my cars for years and years and honestly, short of the improved navigation there aren't many advantages over a well integrated stock system. You usually get crappier sound quality, worse GPS reception (if you don't use the stock antenna), longer boot times and so on.

So, if this works on integrating with the car better, it may be exciting, otherwise meh.


Chill a bit. Who he is does matter to a lot of people. If someone has a long track record of great customer support and solid products then it will matter to many buyers. And, as he said, it's just a sneak preview, so of course all the specs you're asking about aren't out yet.
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Chill a bit. Who he is does matter to a lot of people. If someone has a long track record of great customer support and solid products then it will matter to many buyers. And, as he said, it's just a sneak preview, so of course all the specs you're asking about aren't out yet.

Sure, I am super chill. I just compiled a list for him to include in his review...maybe also include who he is

I am also slightly confused, is he selling stuff or not?
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Sure, I am super chill. I just compiled a list for him to include in his review...maybe also include who he is

I am also slightly confused, is he selling stuff or not?
Well, this is his site

ckmcardesign. com

He's well established and not some dude peddling crappy stuff

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Well, this is his site

ckmcardesign. com

He's well established and not some dude peddling crappy stuff
I wasn't implying he was just a random guy....BUT, as a business, he answers potential customers with "you clearly don't know who I am"? Bold strategy, let's see if it pays off when the Chinese start selling the same unit as him for half price on Aliexpress.

Well, regardless, I am excited to see how well it works and the aesthetics of it.
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"Nobody cares who you are." ??????

Maybe do some research and Read ALL my usefull build and review threads on the forum before you treat me like a selling nobody and that no one cares who I am !!!!!!!!
Here is just a example of some of my W221 build threads among many:

https://mbworld.org/forums/s-class-w...t-s65-amg.html

https://mbworld.org/forums/s-class-w...1-project.html

Im NOT here to sell anything...Im here as usual to show of builds and new things..And since I have GOOD exerience with this unit I wanted to chare this since SO MANY asked about one when I did the W212 review of the same screen.
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Is the little wheel still working? I mean, can you navigate through the menus, press on the wheel = tap on the screen, etc.?
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Yes of course...

See the W212 videos.. Its the same screen..Just have some extra features of course to work with w221.

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That IS an easy install. Will the W221 screen also be that size? I assume all of the functionality that is currently accessed from the screen will be there in addition to the Android stuff?
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Yes and yes..I will let you know ALL about it as soon as it arrives.
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Originally Posted by Chris The Swede View Post
"Nobody cares who you are." ??????

Maybe do some research and Read ALL my usefull build and review threads on the forum before you treat me like a selling nobody and that no one cares who I am !!!!!!!!
Here is just a example of some of my W221 build threads among many:

https://mbworld.org/forums/s-class-w...t-s65-amg.html

https://mbworld.org/forums/s-class-w...1-project.html

Im NOT here to sell anything...Im here as usual to show of builds and new things..And since I have GOOD exerience with this unit I wanted to chare this since SO MANY asked about one when I did the W212 review of the same screen.

Yes, I get it, you swapped parts between older and newer cars. Read it. If that's "who you are" that's fine by me. Have you read up on WHO I AM!!! Anywhoooo....

Clarify how you are not selling things when your signature links to your business "CKM Car Design" that specifically sells these units. Is that business yours or not? Are you a vendor on the forum or just linking to your own site selling stuff?
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That IS an easy install. Will the W221 screen also be that size? I assume all of the functionality that is currently accessed from the screen will be there in addition to the Android stuff?

Yeah these units run android and also mirror the stock screen so you can access all that functionality.

If you want to keep the stock screen you could buy a video AUX box and attach any android box or carputer or whatever else you may have in mind. That would be more expensive though and you would have to deal with customizing the software.
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Some more questions...

I've seen videos where folks are complaining about metric units vs imperial units, is that something one could configure?
Would the tablet portion still have a usb connector for connecting to a computer and an SD slot for a memory card? I'm thinking of performing tweaks prior to doing the install.
One user was complaining that the artwork of the car didn't match his, would one be able to update the graphics assets on the device? Also thinking prior to doing the install.
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Well will NEVER help you out for sure if ever needed....Talk about rude snob.Yeah I do facelifting and and things like comand updates now for 20 years. But you seem to know it all so I guess you will be just fine without any help. And NO there are no links to any shop in my signature.

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Some more questions...

I've seen videos where folks are complaining about metric units vs imperial units, is that something one could configure?
Would the tablet portion still have a usb connector for connecting to a computer and an SD slot for a memory card? I'm thinking of performing tweaks prior to doing the install.
One user was complaining that the artwork of the car didn't match his, would one be able to update the graphics assets on the device? Also thinking prior to doing the install.
That is worked on for the new release of the 10,25.Looks promesing.. But not sure if I should post anymore here since Im not needed.. Or ask megacrazy since he seems to know it all...

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That is worked on for the new release of the 10,25.Looks promesing.. But not sure if I should post anymore here since Im not needed..
Snark is part of online experience, sometimes people forget that their talking to a real live human being. Ignore those folks. :-)

It would be fantastic to have a touch screen with access to apps and if the screen/tablet was also 4G you could have everything that you need.
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