Newsmy Navigation has just made an announcement on the CarPad II, which happens to be a DVD navigation tool in your ride that runs on the Android mobile operating system. This is definitely fresh to hear, especially when you consider how Android has more or less remained within the domain of smartphones and tablets mostly, with a smattering of set-top boxes lying about. The CarPad II will run on a quad-core Cortex-A9 processor at speeds of 1.6GHz to 1.8GHz, feature 600MHZ quad-core graphics accelerators, 2GB RAM, and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean as the operating system of choice, making it the best configured hardware among Android-powered DVD navigation systems in China.
In fact, the CarPad II has been touted to be convenient and flexible to use, where it takes moments to disassemble and brought indoors. From there, you can hook it up to your TV via HDMI, and the CarPad II would be transformed to be a high-performance set-top box that features network capability. Apart from that, you can also opt to hook it up to a keyboard or mouse for easier operation. It can dual boot too with Win CE and Android supported, making it a snap to switch between the two. Expect the Newsmy CarPad II to debut worldwide sometime this month. We wonder if Santa would install one on his sleigh… [Press Release]