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2nd Gen IS Dash (Infotainment) Replacement Options (Carplay,Android Auto, Other)

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In a number of forums recently, I have seen a lot of interest pertaining to Lexus IS Dash replacement options so I thought I would relay my knowledge of those options.
Below are the options I am aware of for Lexus IS250/350 Dash Replacements Circa ~2006 to 2013. Some of the companies below have options for earlier and later models.

GROM Audio VLINE units for Factory Navigation Lexus Models
(Option 1 (called VLine2) turns Factory dash into an Android Dash, Option 2 screen mirrors)
[Uses Factory Navigation Dash but converts the underlying system to Android by installing a new computer system]
Home Page: https://gromaudio.com/
Specific Part (Part # LEX5VL2 ): https://gromaudio.com/store/vline/le...n-upgrade.html
Comments: Looks like a nice option if you want the original dash and have a Factory navigation. This is not an Apple Carplay unit or an Android auto unit, but a separate Android instance with apps you can install. However I am told the VLine2 may soon have support for Android Auto, but I have not confirmed that as I did not see it on their site.

Phoenix 10.4” Vertical Screen Android Navigation Radio for Lexus IS 300, 250, 350 2005-2012
[Replaces the entire dash for any model (Nav or Non Nav] with a single 10.4” Tesla style display]
Home Page : https://www.phoenixautomotiveinc.com/
Specific Part: https://www.phoenixautomotiveinc.com...-350-2005-2012
Comments: This is the nicest looking dash replacement I have seen. It is not Carplay or Android Auto. I thought I had heard though this unit has issues, but I am not sure if that is true.

Scosche Dash Replacement only for Non Factory Navigation and Non Mark Levinson Lexus Models 2006-2012 (2013?)
[Replaces Dash with Climate Control LCD and Double Din slot ]
Home Page : https://www.scosche.com/
Specific Part ( Part # ITCLS01B) : https://www.scosche.com/2006-to-2013...stallation-kit (Note : If you see a video at the link, it is for the wrong part. The static rendered photo shown however is the correct part)
Comments: I bought and installed this part and combined it with the Apple Wireless Carplay unit from Alpine called the ILX-107. I have been very happy with this setup

Metra Dash Replacement Only For Non Factory Navigation Models of Lexus Models 2006-2012 (2013?)
[Replaces Dash with Climate Control LCD and Double Din slot ]
Home Page: http://www.metraonline.com/
Specific Part ( Part # 99-8163) : http://www.metraonline.com/part/99-8163
Comments: I almost got this one except that it was not available at the time I was ready to buy.

BeatSonic Double Din Car Stereo Install for Lexus IS 2006-2009
(Separate Parts depending on whether or not you have the Factory Navigation or Non Navigation Option)
[For Non Nav option, The CD player is removed and the space from the CD player down is where the double din screen will sit.]
Home Page : http://www.beatsonicusa.com/
Specific Part : http://www.beatsonicusa.com/partfinder/product/list/?Make=Lexus&Model=IS+350&Year=2007&cat=22
Comments: I felt this screen sat too low for my liking.

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