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Old 02-27-2012, 07:55 PM
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Anyone know whether Raymarine will be supporting Android phones and/or tablets? I can't find any info on their site regarding Android support, only iPhone/iPad.
Old 02-28-2012, 05:22 AM
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I was wondering the same thing. I'm about to get rid of my iPhone with its tiny 3.5 inch screen for that new Samsung Galaxy Note with its GIANT 5.3 inch screen and 8 mp camera but I haven't pulled the trigger yet because I want to install a Raymarine e series unit on my new-to-me CC but I want Android support of course. It would be super to have a phone with a HUGE screen with the new Raymarine unit.
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I have no inside information whatsoever but I would be very surprised if the C or E series ever supported any Android device.
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i will say, i was playing with an e7 the other day, got the screen mirroring going very easily, and also got the steering wheel remote hooked up to change tracks from the iphone that was docked in a fusion ms-ip600. it was all very easy and a great experience. the only thing i have yet to try is to sync routes from the navionics app to the e7. im a big apple fan and the features really do seem pretty cool to me. someone here mentioned that they bought a clear waterproof pouch for their ipad and hung it inside the transom of his boat while casting. he had a 10 inch fishfinder in perfect sight! sounds like a great idea. you can also put the remote on a lanyard or in your pocket and use it to quickly mark locations. I'm still not totally comfortable bringing my ipad on the boat but if i can find the right waterproof case, i might consider it.

as to your question, i imagine that if they had plans to bring android compatibility, they would have announced it by now.
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I have been looking at them too and noticed it does say iPhone, Ipad AND smartphone or tablet. From what I remember it did only say iPhone or ipad last week or so. I could be wrong.....
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I spoke to the Raymarine Representative at the Big Game Bash held in Quincy last weekend. He indicated that Raymarine was adding e-series Android support in the next month or so. He said to check out the Android Marketplace for the Raymarine app.
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I asked this exact question to Raymarine at the Miami boat show. I was told that it is in development, and should be available in the next several months. I hope so, because I ordered an e7, e12 dsm300, 24hd radome, and b260 transducer, and I have a Xoom tablet.
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I hope so. I just called Raymarine and talked with one of their tech support guys and he said they expect to have Android support by the end of March. Now I'm conflicted on what unit to buy since I want to buy within the next 1 or 2 weeks and get it installed on my new-to-me boat before April 1. Hmmmmm....what to do?
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It's official. The Raymarine website now mentions Android, and the software is available in the Google Play Android store.
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Originally Posted by HDRyder999 View Post
I have no inside information whatsoever but I would be very surprised if the C or E series ever supported any Android device.
Why is that? Android is a bigger market 46% of smart phones verse ios @ 30%, and the gap is growing (at least in N.America). Of course the media and Apple would like all to think otherwise.
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Here you go!!!

We are pleased to announce the launch of the new Raymarine Viewer app, RayView, for Android tablets and Smartphones!

You can download the Android version of the app for free in the Google Play Android Store. RayView for Android works with devices with 1GHz or faster processors running Android v2.2.2.

Taking advantage of e and c-Series' built-in WiFi networking, the RayView app enables you to view the screen from the all-new e-Series and c-Series multifunction displays (MFD) on your mobile device.

With c-Series or e-Series and RayView on your mobile device you get the convenience of having a portable repeater system in your pocket. Simply download the application, connect your device to the MFD's WiFi network, and stream charts, sonar, radar and thermal night vision from anywhere onboard, right in the palm of your hand!

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I'm sure I am missing something but why would you want this? I see what I need on the display in front of me, why have the exact same information in my hand.

A small portable screen on a rolling boat? It's going to get covered in fish guts, dropped on the deck or in the ocean.
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Originally Posted by millennium View Post
I'm sure I am missing something but why would you want this? I see what I need on the display in front of me, why have the exact same information in my hand.

A small portable screen on a rolling boat? It's going to get covered in fish guts, dropped on the deck or in the ocean.
The screen's only in front of you when it's in front of you. If you're a baller on a big boat, there are probably lots of areas where that's not the case. Not a situation I'll ever be in, but I can imagine somebody might find it useful.
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Even in my small boat i can't see the fishfinder display from the bow when casting...

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