May 11th, 2011

Pioneer has been looking to bust their way into the Android game and this may be the first of many ways – an in-dash computing system based on the operating system. We’ve received an invitation from them asking us to join them for “an exclusive, game-changing car electronics announcement” in San Francisco on May 25th. Above that are the words “The Dash Just Got Smarter”. In-dash systems are nothing new (they have been around for years) but you know we get excited when we hear Android will be at the helm of anything.

It’ll be interesting to see what exactly they’ll end up doing. Pioneer has long been rumored to release an Android tablet. The first thing that comes to mind is an Android-based in-dash unit that can be detached whenever you’re not in the car. How awesome would that be? We can’t play the guessing game too heavily, though, so we’ll just have to head back over to San Francisco later this month to find out.