How important is reliability to you?

robmalt1

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Hi All,
I've been using PDA's/Smartphones since Windows CE devices came out around 1996. I've used Blackberries and suffered through Windows Mobile for quite a few years. I switched to Android a few years back.

I got in the car this morning and attempted to play a podcast while driving to work. I have a bluetooth car stereo. Here are the problems I had this morning: My Epic asked for the PIN for my stereo (it does this with paired devices occasionally), after it showed it was connected it still would not play audio, then my phone locked up and I had to pull the battery.

It all reminded me of my experiences with Windows Mobile.. what 10 years ago? Now granted, the above doesn't happen every day, but it happens enough that it's apparent my Android device is not as solid as it could be. (BTW, my phone is rooted but the ROM is stock).

All the phone manufacturers, wireless carriers, and users seem to focus on how many cores the CPU has, what version of Android, and how much RAM, etc. At what point (if ever) will anyone focus on making these devices run solid, everyday? It's sad that sometimes I just plug a cable in rather than "dealing" with bluetooth. It's sad that sometimes I use my old Garmin because my phone just isn't getting the job done. Is the industry in such a state that we will never see an Android device polished to the point that these bugs are almost nonexistent?
 

Skunkape60

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Hi All,
I've been using PDA's/Smartphones since Windows CE devices came out around 1996. I've used Blackberries and suffered through Windows Mobile for quite a few years. I switched to Android a few years back.

I got in the car this morning and attempted to play a podcast while driving to work. I have a bluetooth car stereo. Here are the problems I had this morning: My Epic asked for the PIN for my stereo (it does this with paired devices occasionally), after it showed it was connected it still would not play audio, then my phone locked up and I had to pull the battery.

It all reminded me of my experiences with Windows Mobile.. what 10 years ago? Now granted, the above doesn't happen every day, but it happens enough that it's apparent my Android device is not as solid as it could be. (BTW, my phone is rooted but the ROM is stock).

All the phone manufacturers, wireless carriers, and users seem to focus on how many cores the CPU has, what version of Android, and how much RAM, etc. At what point (if ever) will anyone focus on making these devices run solid, everyday? It's sad that sometimes I just plug a cable in rather than "dealing" with bluetooth. It's sad that sometimes I use my old Garmin because my phone just isn't getting the job done. Is the industry in such a state that we will never see an Android device polished to the point that these bugs are almost nonexistent?

I don't have an answer to the bluetooth. I never use it. But as far as gps goes a garmon will always be more reliable than your phone. While the garmons map must be updated every year or so, it will always be more reliable than the phone which the map is streamed via a network. In most places I need a map, there is no network available.

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