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Old 21st March 2023, 21:05   #1
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Picasou Android Car Box Review

Picasou Android car box review


To moderators. I searched the forum for the Picasou Android box, but couldn't find one. Please merge this post with the appropriate thread.
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I am using Picasou car android box for last one year.

An Android car box converts the existing car head unit into an Android HU without any physical changes to the existing HU. It is very useful for people who want an Android HU experience but are afraid of any warranty problems due to cutting OEM wires. The only requirement is that the existing HU should have a working wired Apple CarPlay facility.


Specifications
  • Octacore processor
  • 4GB ram
  • 64 GB ROM
  • Android 9
  • 4G sim slot
  • Micro sd card support up to 256 GB


What is in the box
  • Android car box
  • Type c to type c cable
  • USB to type c cable
  • Warranty cards
  • Instruction manual

Working.
It is a plug-and-play device. Connect the Android car box to the car HU using a cable, making sure to connect it via the Apple CarPlay USB slot. It may take 10 seconds to boot up the Android box. Follow the on-screen commands, and you're done.

The next time you unlock the car, it will switch on automatically. By the time you sit down and ignition on the car, the Android box will be ready.

It is an Android tablet that replaces your existing HU. It has access to the Play Store, so you can download any app you need, such as YouTube, Netflix, Hotstar, Amazon Prime Video, any music streaming app, or anything else you prefer.

It also supports wireless android auto and apple car play.

Prose.

1. It provides an Android tablet for your HU without causing any warranty problems, and it is just a plug-and-play device.
2. You can download any app from the Play Store and use it.
3. It offers a large amount of storage space to download songs for your playlist, thus saving mobile storage space.
4. There is no risk of security problems at the ASS. You can simply remove the device and keep it in your pocket because the device is so compact.
5. Split screen functionality
6.Sound quality is good.
7. No lag at all
Cons
  • Expensive 24000/-
  • When the inside temperature is high,chance of hanging is high
  • Bluetooth connectivity issues in first few minutes of starting the device

A link to my unboxing video clip
Back view
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Front view
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Attached to Apple carplay slot

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Storage

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Home screen 1

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Home screen 2

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Home screen 3

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Home screen 4

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Split screen. Google map and Sygic map

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Split screen navigation and music app
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Last edited by Bonemechanic : 23rd March 2023 at 08:19. Reason: To add a point in pros
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Old 24th March 2023, 06:17   #2
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Re: Picasou Android Car Box Review

I tried looking for this on Amazon but it seems to be out of stock. Any tips on where we can purchase this?
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Re: Picasou Android Car Box Review

I am using CarlinKit Android 11 Wireless Carplay Ai Box which has all the functions listed above at a price of 117 USD.
Sourced from Ali Express - Shipped to a friend in Dubai who delivered to me in India.
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Old 24th March 2023, 21:06   #5
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Re: Picasou Android Car Box Review

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I tried looking for this on Amazon but it seems to be out of stock. Any tips on where we can purchase this?
I bought it from a local distributor in Kochi.They couriered the product to me.

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I am using CarlinKit Android 11 Wireless Carplay Ai Box which has all the functions listed above at a price of 117 USD.
Sourced from Ali Express - Shipped to a friend in Dubai who delivered to me in India.
As far as I know, Carlink converts wired CarPlay/Android Auto to wireless, but Picasou Android Box converts an existing head unit into an Android tablet. With Picasou, you get wireless Android Auto/CarPlay along with tons of apps from the app store, as well as a split-screen function.
Please correct me if I am wrong.
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As far as I know, Carlink converts wired CarPlay/Android Auto to wireless, but Picasou Android Box converts an existing head unit into an Android tablet. With Picasou, you get wireless Android Auto/CarPlay along with tons of apps from the app store, as well as a split-screen function.
Please correct me if I am wrong.
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You seems to be right. I am not able to find the split screen function in carlink. While in wireless android auto mode, split screen is available, in stand alone mode I am not getting it.
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Re: Picasou Android Car Box Review

If you have a Android Based HeadUnit, Use an app called Headunit Reloaded to get wireless Android Auto.
I will share a video of how to configure it.
There is a trial version for you to test.
Paid Version I think cost around 499 INR

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At 24K, get a Sony XAV series, enjoy the sound and distraction free experience while driving and use Android Auto and Apple CarPlay normally. Android tablet for HU is strange. It's like using a mobile while driving.
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At 24K, get a Sony XAV series, enjoy the sound and distraction free experience while driving and use Android Auto and Apple CarPlay normally. Android tablet for HU is strange. It's like using a mobile while driving.
Better yet, get a pioneer 5290 for 19k, just got one; installation will probably happen this weekend. Super stoked .
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Better yet, get a pioneer 5290 for 19k, just got one; installation will probably happen this weekend. Super stoked .
Can you let me know where it's available for 19k? Motorogue lists it for 21k. Thanks in advance.
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