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Can Android be installed on a PC?

Discussion in 'Computers' started by Dan Ro, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. Dan Ro

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    What if you could install it on a PC that you built for your car's audio system with a touch screen monitor in the dash?
     

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    The possabilityes are endless.

    I would love to see a car manufacture just let android be the in car control system. From navigation, audio, even controling things like the AC and windows.

    Actualy, if you happend to be someone how knows the innerworkings of your cars ECU (comptuer) you could very well interface your car with Android. Which would be very cool.
     
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    absolutely, that quote should never be forgot.

    in fact, i took a asus EEEpc removed the screen, had it fiber glassed into the double din slot of the console, had the display cable custom made to run 3.5 feet and mounted the rest of the eeepc next to the ecu to make for easy connectivity with the notebook and ecu. also added soundblaster audigy external for sound quality.
    This provided on the fly ecu air/fuel modding, and of course all the basics, mph,rpm,gph,oil pres, temp.
    it wasnt touch screen but whatev. i got paid well lol.

    now i can tell you this, the newer the car the easier it will be to setup a system that will control everything including climate. as everyone knows cars are supercomputers now days lol.

    ecu's are easy to "read" once you understand how they are written.

    you can find information about the specific vehicles ecu's on many websites and forums. even the manufacturer may be of help if you get someone that enjoys his/her job and takes interest in your cause.

    Things i can recomend to get you going.

    OBD II reader
    laptop.
    spare ECU for your EXACT make model of the vehicle.
    Chiltons manual
    spare time.
    lots and lots of paitents are always good to stock up on lol.

    Questions? Ask!

    Good luck.
     
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    I give it 6 months to a year before theres an Android app out there that will suport various OBD equiped cars via USB.
     
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    really? whats a possabilityes? lol :D
     
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    And my spelling errors are endless as well. :p
     
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    I have a Nokia N95. how can I install Android in my Nokia N95? Anyone know the installation procedure?
     
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    would love to do this to my old n95 as well but since it's not touch screen wouls take some effort would it not
     
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    There will be android netbooks out this year, so yes it can be put on a PC it is essentially Linux.
     

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