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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by hemi_dub, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. hemi_dub

    hemi_dub Lurker
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    I preordered my samsung car dock that has the 3 pin connectors, i heard that the GNex doesnt have the vehicle mode so how is that going to work?
     



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  2. jbdan

    jbdan Extreme Android User

    Are you across the pond? It seems as the US version of the GN does not have an official pogo pin car dock that I am aware of.

    As for the "car mode" I have that, but I'm rooted and it came with the ROM. I can't remember if the stock 4.0.2 had this :thinking:

    There are a few 3rd party apps on market that will net you a "car mode" though.

    I want this dock I hope the VZ version will get one!
     
  3. BankZ

    BankZ Well-Known Member

    The problem with all the car dock apps I have tested is none take over the HOME key like they did in other versions of Android.

    If you press the home key (and you are in the car mode) you want it to bring you back to your car dock app.
     
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  4. mntbighker

    mntbighker Well-Known Member

    I'm thinking that it's going to take a mount that has a near field chip in it to get what other phones were providing with a magnet. But of course it will likely be able to do many other cool things when you dock it too. Another case of buying a product not fully baked. I just hope it eventually happens. Too many times these things are well conceived and never finished until the "next generation". Then again these days they seem to just keep kicking the can down the road.
     
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  5. hemi_dub

    hemi_dub Lurker
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    I live here in california, i ordered the dock about 2 weeks ago from fommy mount first it said shipping on 12/23 now 1/23 but the GNex doesnt have a vehicle mode
     
  6. mntbighker

    mntbighker Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure where you found the info that it has no vehicle mode, but as i said, it is likely that NFC will offer various "actions" if the docks have NFC chips.
     
  7. BankZ

    BankZ Well-Known Member

    After a lot of work, I got "vehicle mode" to work when connecting to my car's BT
     
  8. KrazyKarl

    KrazyKarl Newbie

    Care to delve into this any further? short write up maybe? This could be very useful.

    Thanks
     
  9. BankZ

    BankZ Well-Known Member

    First it only works with ONE car dock app installed. I installed my Car Dock of choice (Car Dock Home v3). Then I went into Apps and disabled the Google Car Dock (same page as 'clear defaults'). Next, I use tasker to put the phone into car dock mode when connected to my car's BT.
     
  10. 3base

    3base Newbie

    When I used my non rooted Bionic, I wanted an alternative car home application. I ran across discussions over at XDA using Google's Car Home application. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=796439

    Page 1 lists the Car Home Launcher apk and page 4 lists Car Home v.2.2.1.4 apk. The launcher is required to list in the app drawer. Download both apk's, install the launcher apk first, and then the Car Home apk. This allows a user to open the app drawer and launch Car Home. I added the Car Home app to one of my Nova dock pages and the app launches successfully. This works great for my application because I use a Soundgate car dock, which does not use magnets to activate car mode. One thing I noticed is the the app sometimes continues to run after I exit. I normally check running applications and force close when I am finished using the application. Also, the dial pad does not display in landscape mode. This might be a workaround for non-rooted uses until Google releases a version compatible with the Galaxy Nexus.

    [​IMG][/IMG]
     
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  11. kklier

    kklier Member

    I prefer car home ultra to the google one.
     
  12. BankZ

    BankZ Well-Known Member

    I like Car Dock Home v3 because it does widgets. Its the only one I know of that does that.
     
  13. KrazyKarl

    KrazyKarl Newbie

    Thats weird, I tried installing the car home launcher and app from the link you gave, and it would never actually open. If I tried to launch it, it would immediately come up with a message box that said the app had stopped. The launcher would keep running, though, so if i pressed the home button, it would try to go to the car home and it'd die and give me that message again.

    EDIT:
    Nevermind. I re-read your post about using the 2.2.1.4 version instead of the one found on page one of the thread and all's well now. Thanks!
     
  14. JustBiteMe2k

    JustBiteMe2k Newbie

    That's a lovely background... is it a live wallpaper?
    Can you please post a link for it?

    Much appreciated, thank you
     
  15. 3base

    3base Newbie

    Downloaded from ZEDGE
     
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