The Google Nexus 7 tablet. (Photo : Google)
Looking for an affordable way to turn your car's entertainment system? The people over at Sonic Electronix have found a creative way to integrate the Google Nexus 7 tablet into the dashboard of a 2008 Dodge Ram.
"Sonic Electronix continues to test their creativity by experimenting with the Google Nexus 7 Tablet. Installed in a 2008 Dodge Ram, the actual concept itself can not only be looked at as something original, but also a less pricey option for those looking to start a project such a this while upgrade their car audio system," Rouzy from Sonic Electronix says.
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Watch a video from Sonic Electronix showcasing the Nexus 7 car entertainment system and read more after the break:
Doing so allows users to take advantage of the complete Android Jelly Bean interface while being able to control their car's audio system. Apps like Pandora and Spotify become available during a drive, and the user can even peruse his or her own downloaded library. The tablet could even be used to play videos, providing some entertainment for those in the passenger seat.
But don't worry, this doesn't mean that your Google Nexus 7 will have to sit in your car's dashboard beckoning to be ripped out and stolen.
"The tablet is about the same size as a standard 7″ Double DIN receiver and can be removed while not in use, making the Nexus 7 perfectly usable inside and outside of the dash cradle," reads the blog post.
Sonic Electronix has installed tablets such as the iPad into car systems before, but says that the Nexus 7 is an attractive option thanks to its size and other factors.
"While similar installs have been done with Apple iPad tablets, this install shows that there is a less-expensive alternative to the iPad or a perfect solution for those that prefer the Android operating system," says the blog post.