That would be sick for car trips, plug the phone into the cig lighter so it doesn't die, and run the tablet on the Internet for the whole drive watching Netflix and such
The volume control of the tablet will be controlled by the headunit in the arm rest. I was thinking of porting the volume control of the headunit to one of the dead buttons where the esp button is....depending on if its a pain in the ass to adjust from the arm rest. For power cycling im going to use the app called Tasker. I will program it so that when the tablet senses voltage going to the tablet (aka the car turning on) it will wake the tablet and begin charging via the usb connection. When the car is shut off the tablet will sense no more voltage and will put that tablet into standby. Does that make sense?
My buddy was going to put an HTC Flyer tablet in his Lincoln LS. I don't know if he ever finished it though. Anxious to see the final results! Gonna look clean. Also, if you have a Samsung Android phone, check out FoxFi. If you don't want to root your phone, it's a free hotspot app. I've had it for a couple months now and at&t hasn't said anything yet. I recommend it or as others have mentioned, xda has a ton of info.
Not to seem too much like a blackberry fanboi, but if you have a BB phone you can use the Bluetooth "bridge" to access the 4g network with the Playbook without any additional fees for tethering. It does use your data just as if you were using the phone, though. AT&T disables this feature (not the entire bridge, just the ability to access the 4G network through it), but there's a very well known site that has a workaround download that gets around the block. The latest playbook OS automatically uses wifi to stream data if you're bridged and you connect to a network, while the bluetooth connection maintains the connection with the phone.
I realize the OP already has the Samsung hardware, but perhaps someone else might try this with a Playbook. The 16G is being discontinued, so they're going pretty cheap. Even the 64G can be had for about $250. I would guess that someone could use the HDMI output for HD rear seat video output?
http://crackberry.com/check-out-cool...ember-mark-rpp aside from the car, the hinged access is a neat touch
I really wont have any reason to remove the tablet. I don't use it for anything now as it is...and with having a hard drive connected to it, I will be able to remove that if I need to add anything. They only time I would have to undo the dash to take it out is when I have to power cycle it, which will be barely ever.
Ok guys here is a quick, small update on what is going on with this install. The slim case finally came in from China (that only took a month). I decided to go without the dock, it made the tablet not sit flush in the face plate. Instead im going to notch out small holes in the sides of the frame for the power chord and the 3.5mm jack to come out. Tonight I will be attaching the tablet to the face plate in a semi permanent fashion with Plasti-Weld. I will post pictures of that tonight. Oh and one more thing....just a little sneak peak of some software hacking I did while waiting for the case to come. Enjoy!
In for results.
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