Topic: Why is there no WiFi?
I received a Parrot Asteroid for Christmas this year & just finished installing it. It is exactly what I was looking for in a car stereo system, but ultimately left me disappointed & frustrated.
I cannot get the device connected to the internet which leaves much of the device's functionality useless. I'm stuck because I have a brand new droid bionic, which because it's android, it does not support Bluetooth PAN/DUN. (the 3rd party apps to allow this don't work either) I turned on my HotSpot service on my phone, but there is not WiFi on the Asteroid. I can't buy a 3G USB stick because Verizon only sells 4G ones now. I can't do USB tethering because the asteroid doesn't support it. So in short I'm completely hosed. (yes, I have the latest firmware on the Asteroid)
After an entire weekend of installing the device & removing my old stereo, its so unsatisfying to sit in my car & look at the blank maps screen as the system tells me I can't connect to the network, can't get to the weather, can't get internet radio, etc. the whole time my super fast 4G device is connected directly to it.
WiFi would have completely solved this with ease without blood shooting from my eyes in frustration.
I was on the fence about going through all the work of installing it or exchanging it for another gift. I really feel like I should have chosen the later.