I have been following RSNAV for a few months and was about to make a purchase, a 10.25 unit for my 2013 A4. But then with the Android 7 upgrade, it seems the unit has become more buggy than when Android 6 was installed.
I assume 7 comes loaded on the units now. Should I hold off a bit longer?
Also, I hear rumblings of 4.0 hardware. Any more details on how that contrasts with the 3.0 hardware?
I guess it all depends what your expectations are. Because there will never be a "good" time. Now we are on Android7.0, with maybe some little bugs, later on it could be we are getting Android 8... etc.
If you expect a system to work 100% as OEM, absolutely bug free this is not it. This is an aftermarket system, installed on a rather complicated hardware (Audi) which has multiple versions of hardware by year of construction and region of the world. RSNAV works pretty well, but sometimes has some bugs.
You can downgrade to Android 6.0 and run it until you feel Android 7.0 is more polished. If you are happy flashing ROMs etc, it will be easy for you but if you are of a tech-averse, then this option is a no-go.
I can tell you by experience what I use RSNAV for, it may help you taking a decision. I have an A4 2015 with BT and navi. I installed RSNAV 10.25" with backup camera.
- I still use Audi BT for calls because it works great.
- I sometimes listen to Audi radio
What do I use RSNAV for?
well, I use it for the backup camera, I use googlemaps, waze and to listen to internet radio, podcasts, spotify. Recently I am also using the music player. You may argue I could still do it with the phone and connect the audio to the car by BT, or copy the files to the jukebox and listen from there. True, I could but I would have to fiddle around with the phone while driving and I do not want it. And copying the files to the jukebox is not as straightforward.
The only problem I have right now with RSNAV is that when using some maps an another player the mixing of the sound is not great. The sound of the navigator is supposed to come out through the center speaker only, muting the other speakers. The other apps should be faded out or stopped. Well, in my case it does not happen exactly like this. When directions are given I get some sound through the center speaker, but there is a sound leak somewhere and I also get sound trough the other speakers, creating a kind of an echo. Sometimes the sound of the player app is not muted and gets mixed with the navi sound.
As I say, this is the only bug I have. I am happy with the RSNAV. If I had to evaluate it, I would give it a 7.5-8 out of 10, being 10 a 100% bug free OEM equipement. I have had other android HUs in another car and I can tell you RSNAV is much much better than anything else I have seen.