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Ford has dropped Microsoft for its software programs. They have been having problems for a long time.
And picked up Blackberry.....which might be a great help for Blackberry but I always thought BB was known for their business apps and thats about it. Will be interesting to see what they come up with for the mobile realm.
 

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I guess Ford hasn't been using Sync for a while then?
My dad just picked up a '11 Mustang and it had Sync.

Friend of mine has a '13 Focus ST and it uses Sync.

To me it sounds more like they never really "got it right", which is a surprise to me....I figured it was running good by now.

Makes you appreciate inTouch a little more....at least its Android based :)
 

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Ford has dropped Microsoft for its software programs. They have been having problems for a long time.
Thats because Microsoft did it.
"Insert punch line here"

Hopefully you have seen the punch line from GM on what would happen if windows ran cars.
If Bill Gates Ran The Auto Industry -- A Joke - MacRumors Forums



At least andoid (InTouch) is in a close environment should work.

On the flip side I know a lot of people with android related problems on their phones, but probably they are more due to the 3rd part apps and bad porting jobs to the phones hardware.
 

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QNX has always developed software for vehicles. RIM bought them maybe three years ago specifically to develop a touch based software for their Blackberry phones/tablet. Since their Blackberry business has been in decline, RIM is now letting QNX do what they have always done. I was very impressed with the looks of the software they developed for the upcoming Audi TT.
 

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Most of you may not remember, but in the 1970s government pollution and gas mileage regulations played havoc with car makers. It was a whole new ball game for the manufacturers and during that time made some of the worst-running cars ever. I had a 1973 Audi 100LS that was constantly in the dealer's shop - the carburetor was replaced about 3-4 times and the ignition system was, too. Other than that, the Audi was the biggest piece of junk I ever owned (only seconded by a 1985.5 Porsche 944). German engineering, my ass!
My point here is to relate the software problems to reality. It is a relatively new technology and there will be problems, especially in the more complex cars like the Q50. I didn't buy the tech packages on mine because I just don't use much of that crap. I'm interested in performance and quality and my Q50S Hybrid is delivering!
If I want to gab, text, play games, surf the web, I'll go home and do it in my house. It's easier and safer.:)
 

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Microsoft wasn't responsible for my ford touch. That was done by ex microsoft employees that formed a company called b-squared. They did such a terrible job ford has been trying to rewrite and fix their mistakes.
 
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