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More Users Report Defects In Nexus 7, Google Investigates

When Google launched the original Nexus 7, manufactured by Asus, users reported a number of qualms in it soon after the release. However, overall, the tablet fared fairly well. Now, the second-generation Nexus 7 is here and users are also reporting a number of issues in it, which Google has started investigating.


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Initially, it was being reported that the new Nexus 7 has a malfunctioning GPS, an issue that was flagged by many users. However, now, it has transpired that the malfunctioning GPS is not the only problem with the tablet.

Specifically, the display of the new Nexus 7 is being questioned by many users. Although the slate packs a 1920 x 1200 pixels resolution, which is a really good display resolution, users have cited concerns as to the sensitivity of the touchscreen. Given the fact that touchscreen is the chief method of input on a tablet, if this issue is indeed widespread, it can cast a very negative light on the new Nexus 7.

Interestingly, the major touchscreen-related issue is that the tablet, at times, starts registering touches even when the user is not touching the tablet at all. Moreover, the keyboard on the slate has also responded in unpredictable ways, which can also be attributed to a problem with the touchscreen.

Further issues with the new Nexus 7 include random lags in the tablet’s response to the input through the touchscreen, which can be really annoying at times. However, these issues are limited to a small number of users, which is certainly good news for Google and Asus. But Google must ensure that these intermittent problems faced by a few users are sorted out soon enough.

Courtesy: The Verge

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