Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Upgrade and Hands-free Phone Problems
Did the HTC upgrade of the VIVA to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) break the Bluetooth/Hands-free function?
I replaced my HTC ARIA with an HTC VIVID this week. Unfortunately, I immediately updated the phone to Android 4.0 (ICS). When I went to pair the phone to my 2012 KIA's Bluetooth phone system (UVO) the problems started. First, it took me several attempts to pair the phone and the UVO system. Then after pairing was accomplished (I thought), the phones would not connect properly nor would the would the phone's contacts upload into the UVO system.
This was very disappointing since my HTC ARIA running Android 2.2.2 had worked perfectly. Later on when I tested a couple of my old bluetooth headsets to see if I could use them as a work around, I discovered that they also were malfunctioning. I could receive calls but not initiate them using voice commands.
I've been working with computer hardware and software since DOS 2.0 and I'm pretty certain that this is an Android 4.0/Bluetooth software incompatibility issue, probably resulting from insufficient testing. After all, no company can test every possible hardware and software combination!
Unless someone has a ready solution to this problem, as much as I like the VIVID and ISC back it goes. I need hands-free calling for work and in Indiana it is illegal for a driver to use anything other than hands-free in a car. I suppose that means the VIVID is not "street legal"!