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asaf

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Nexus 4 has a flaky bluetooth handsfree connection
« on: September 20, 2013, 09:53:01 PM »
I have recently switched from a Bold 9900 to a Nexus 4 running Android 4.3. The handsfree connection of the phone with the bluetooth in my car is very poor resulting in constant connections and disconnections. The Android version 4.2.2 supposedly fixed this issue but I am running a later version and find it very frustrating as I am unable to use the car's handsfree link.

The Bold worked flawlessly and had excellent voice quality. The connectivity was quick and stable.

Any tips or ideas are welcome.

Thanks.
Asaf



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Re: Nexus 4 has a flaky bluetooth handsfree connection
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2013, 02:05:46 AM »
Unfortunately this is a known issue with Android and especially Nexus devices. This is because Google won't pay licencing for propitiatory software such as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi stacks and there's isn't a simple fix.

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Re: Nexus 4 has a flaky bluetooth handsfree connection
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2014, 01:57:30 AM »
Unfortunately this is a known issue with Android and especially Nexus devices. This is because Google won't pay licencing for propitiatory software such as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi stacks and there's isn't a simple fix.

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Indeed: Google is UNWILLING to fix this bluetooth bug even though the issue is months old and well known. For me, any phone I cannot use hands free in my car is worse than useless: in Germany, it is a criminal offence to use such a phone while driving.

I still love my N4 for its many virtues, but I'll have to divorce it a.s.a.p. since I need reliable bluetooth connectivity not just for my car kit but also for things like BT  heart rate monitors and all the rest.

I joined this forum not to vent my anger but to warn any potential Google Nexus buyers: learn from my sorry fate - which I seem to share with countless thousands - and stay away from a product that is severely crippled from the start, or worse, that may be seriously hampered with its next OS-update.

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Re: Nexus 4 has a flaky bluetooth handsfree connection
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2014, 04:07:31 AM »
I have had this issue but it only appeared to manifest with the KitKat upgrade.  It occurs without warning and make the handset totally unreliable when driving.  I also put a post on another section in this forum where my work e-mails via Microsoft Exchange now appear in a Gmail format, again all since the 4.4 upgrade (which is now 4.4.2 but hasn't cured the glitches).  When you look at Android news items, it appears that KiatKat is being rolled out to other phone manufacturers.  Whether this is a more stable version of what Nexus users have, then we can only hope and wait for our next upgrade.  If it's the same as we have, then Google should look carefully at what it's pushing out as it's not fully functional for all users.  Are Nexus users the guinea pigs?

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Re: Nexus 4 has a flaky bluetooth handsfree connection
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2014, 07:08:28 AM »
In pain and simple terms, yes, Nexus users are Guinea Pigs...
We are at the bleeding edge of tech. We get the updates first and bugs get resolved with iteration updates.

As for your Bluetooth issue, Nexus phones will never be as good as OEM phones because Google won't pay for licencing for better Bluetooth stacks, if they did your Nexus would be far more expensive.
As for your email problems, personally I have no issues with my other three email accounts but my Hotmail account does. Because Hotmail account only works as an exchange account I can't send mail through it...
Try using the official Outlook mail app, it may work better for you.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.outlook.Z7

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« Last Edit: March 20, 2014, 07:10:09 AM by JayJ »

 


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