It seems like the Droid Incredible has been swallowed up by the launch of so many great phones recently, but that doesn’t mean it’s not still kicking around! The video below shows the Droid Incredible hooked up to a car, and replaces the dedicated GPS navigation with the Android experience – the entire Android home screen as well as all apps and, in fact.
With a simple cable, which seems to be well worth the money, you can hook your HTC Incredible up to your car’s monitor in-dash display. From there, you can enjoy all of your favorite applications from your car’s screen. The in-car display doesn’t even have to respond to touch, as you’ll have to use your phone to navigate through menus, but it should be much easier to glance at your dashboard than your phone. The video shows come pretty cool things you can do with the TV-Out features, which is similar to the Samsung Galaxy S TV-Option, although it uses a different port.
If you want to get the most out of this feature, you may want to install a home replacement that allows your homescreen to be viewed in landscape mode, as HTC Sense does not allow this. If you don’t mind seeing your homescreen and selected application in portrait mode only, you’ll be fine, but as the person giving the demo suggests, choose your applications wisely if you want to take full advantage of the screen real estate in your car. The most beneficial feature of this option, to me at least, is that Google Navigation works seamlessly. So you can play Pandora, and get to where you’re going without having to look at your phone.
This Incredible-to-car hack may not be as cool as the iPad installation, but it looks to be much more functional, and likely, much cheaper.