I've noticed that my new Droid Incredible has a problem connecting via Bluetooth to my 2006 Audi A4. My old Motorola Razor would connect to the car just fine while closed and in my pocket, but the Droid Incredible will not connect until I turn it on and unlock it - this happens 100% of the time. The problem doesn't seem to be related to changing the phone from one Bluetooth device to another as today I was driving with the Bluetooth connected and then stopped for gas and when I restarted the car I had to turn on and unlock the phone again before it would reconnect. Someone I work with has not seen this problem with his Incredible connecting to his BMW. I'd be very interested to hear if others are seeing similar problems.
Update - It started working! I don't know what changed, I noticed that it was working after I got the system update, but that could be a total coincidence. Sometimes it takes a minute or two to connect. I did once experience the one way sound issue and turning off and then on Bluetooth on the phone fixed that.
Another Update - not so fast, it didn't work again today. It also looks like HTC is going to be no help whatsoever on this issue.
|HTC:||Unfortunately, Bluetooth is not always going to work perfectly with the HTC Incredible. If you are able to pair the device and use the Bluetooth, even if the phone has to be turned on and not asleep; there is no other troubleshooting steps, you are doing everything correctly and there is no other way to get the software to be perfectly compatible with your Bluetooth.|
|Me:||I want to make sure I understand your response before I post this to my website (which is currently getting search hits on this topic). You are saying that despite the fact that my old Motorola Razor was able to connect to this same car nearly 100% of the time, the HTC Incredible is not going to be as reliable and there is nothing more than HTC can or is willing to do to investigate and resolve the issue?|
|HTC:||The Bluetooth Software in the phone would have to be modified and that would be something we cannot support. I apologize, but HTC is a different company than Motorola and they have different software, we cannot control if your Bluetooth is not completely compatible with your HTC Incredible. The Android Bluetooth Stack is Bluetooth A2DP support; and the Bluetooth Profiles are not completely compatible.|
|Me:||What I had expected was that HTC would be able to report bugs in the Android Bluetooth stack to Google with the intent of addressing them, but what you seem to be saying is that if there are bugs in the Android Bluetooth implementation on the HTC phone that you have no ability to address this or report them to your upstream operating system provider which in this case is Google. That shows a total lack of empowerment by HTC in what goes into your own product, I thought HTC was more involved than that.|
|HTC:||Unfortunately, we have no more information and according to the HTC Technical Support this is not an issue or a glitch. This is just a difference in software and nothing more. If you are having any Technical issues that I can help you with I would be glad to, but as far as the Bluetooth goes there is nothing else we can do because it pairs and it works just fine.|
Now that seems like a very wimpy response on the part of HTC.