Android Tabled as headunit in car


Aug 31, 2010
There has been some discussions about a tablet as a headunit in a car, but not much more followed...

I already have a CarPC in one of my cars and no headunit, concept works and endless possibilities.

Since I use a Android phone (HTC Desire) I started to think about the pro's and con's for a tablet instead. I came to the conslusion that I basically wanted a 8" HTC Desire to rip out of the casing and build into the car.
Unfortunately there is no 8" HTC Desire...

I tried to find a Android Tablet with FM-reciever capabilities, so far the holy grail seem to be:

ICD Gemini
ICD Ultra
ZTE Light

I would prefer the ICD because of the larger screen, have 8,4" 4:3 now and a 8" wide should do the job nicely.

Unfortunately the ICD ones does not seem to be released, soon giving up hope about their products.

The ZTE Light is sold by Telia in Sweden:

Has a nice price and specifications seem to have everything I need. More to come about this one...

If anyone can point me in direction of other Tablets with FM-reciever capabilities, please do.


Aug 31, 2010
ZTE Light, so far I have found these specifications (translated from Telia):

Camera: 3,2 megapixel
Mp3-player: Yes
Built-in GPS: Yes
Radio: Yes
Videocalls: Yes
Memory: 512 MB RAM, 512 MB flash
Memorycard: Yes, comes with 8 GB
Display: 7" TFT touchscreen, 800x840 pixlar
Java: No
Messages: Sms, mms, e-post
Network: 3G/GSM900/1800/1900
Phonetime: 20 timmar
Stand-by: 500 timmar
Measurements: (HxWxD)191 x 109 x 12 mm
Weight: 403 g
Connections: Bluetooth, Micro usb, wlan

2995 SEK

From other sites I have gotten this, if it is as below it is perfect, except for the 7" screen.

ZTE Light Specs

  • Runs on Android 2.1 OS
  • 7-inch touchscreen display
  • Resolution of 800 x 480 pixels
  • 512MB RAM and 512MB ROM
  • Support voice calling on dual band UMTS 2100 MHZ/900 MHZ
  • Internet access on HSUPA network
  • Up to 7.2 Mbps of download speed, up to 5.76 Mbps of upload
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth & 3G module
  • Up to 32GB SD card slot expansion
  • 3 megapixel web camera
  • G-sensor, GPS
  • Music and video player with Mp4 support
  • FM tuner and digital compass
  • Up to 10 hours of battery life
  • Weights of 403 g approx
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Aug 31, 2010
Alright, was just in a Telia store and viewed the ZTE Light, unfortunately not allowed to start it up (idiots...). But I was quite impressed of the feel of it next to a Galaxy Tab.
BUT, since the screen is resistive I need to try it before buy...


Senior Member
Feb 5, 2011
I'll bet the next generation of tablets will have satellite radio receivers. OK, maybe two generations from now... haha