@vocoderism, I have been testing the previous release and I have two problems for you to take a look (besides the Android sound interface).
GPS is really not working on this one, I have been using GPS Test to be sure about it. Some times I get 12 good satellites on view but none goes over yellow and most stays as orange.....there fore, I never get gps lock no matter what. I made the tests on open places and driving, gps.conf is set to my region.
Also, the strange bluetooth/wifi dropping thing. When wifi signal starts fluctuating (cause you are far from the router or behind a wall), it will start dropping on almost regular intervals and every time it drops, the bluetooth looses synchronization with the devices.