New Nexus 7 Experiencing Touch-Screen Issues & More; Google is Investigating

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  1. dgstorm

    dgstorm Editor in Chief Staff Member

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    That's the thing with being in the hardware business. Even when you have another manufacturer building your devices, you are still responsible if your name is on it. It looks like some folks who own the next generation Nexus 7 from Asus and Google are experiencing a number of different multi-touch issues with their new device. Here's a quote with some of the details,

    Apparently the new Nexus 7 is also beset with GPS issues as well. Google is working hard on a solution to both problems. Here's what they had to say, "The Android team is aware of this issue and investigating. I'll post an update when there's new information to share." Above is a video demonstrating the multitouch glitches.

    Source: CNET
     
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    I have the new nexus 7 and I wasn't really aware of this issue, but I do think the touch screen is kind of weird. Maybe we'll get an OTA fix.
     
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    Today, they’re beginning to roll out a new update for the tablet. The update is Android build JSS15Q and is made specifically to fix the multitouch issues many people experienced. And though not everyone has received it, there are already reports that it does indeed fix the issue!
    People had many theories about why these issues were present, but it was probably something as simple as a bad undervolt on the touchscreen controller. That’s why it worked better plugged in; it received the proper voltage. Have you received this update? Did it fix your issues?
     
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    You get what you pay for?
    I was seriously contemplating selling my Fire HD and getting this. I guess I wait till the revised iPad Mini is out to decide.
     
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    I just received the update and it fixed my touch screen issues, haven't tried the GPS. The screen responds to the slightest touch now. That's a very good thing, I don't want an iPad Mini.:cool:
     
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    I figured Google would be on top of this. Played with one side by side with the original and all I can say is WOW! I do not need another tablet but at the price and power it is almost irresistible to me.
     

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