problem with standard android smartphones is the following:
- no gprs/3G connection lasts for ever. that means that the algorithm of "re-connecting" must work perfect. but i dont know any smartphone (even no Apple device) which you can have online for weeks/months without restarting / going to airplane mode and back to online mode.
So if you mount fixed smartphone into the car/truck and dont want that the driver is regulary restarting the device you will not be very happy.
of cause there are special hardware devices which has hardware watchdog but i think if you are not allow to import gps tracker into your country you will be for sure not allowed to import that hardware :-)
by the way, i just looked for a software which can work as a watchdog timer for dataconnection, you should check this one:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta … &hl=de
next point in my eyes is the microusb connector which is used typical at smartphones...
you need to fix it somehow otherwise the vibrations from driving will slowly move it out of the connector.
in which country are you located that its impossible to import gps tracking devices? in North Korea?
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