New Nexus 7 poses more problems

News Stacy Warden 13:00, Aug 12 2013

New Nexus 7 owners report problems with the tablet's touchscreen

Google’s new Nexus 7 continues to pose problems as users report newly discovered issues with the second-gen tablet. Just last week we heard about GPS issues, where the connection would cut out after a short period of use. The only known fix is a temporary one, in which you can reboot the tablet only to experience the same GPS glitch.

And now it appears that the GPS connection fail isn’t the only issue with the new Nexus 7. Some owners of the tablet are now reporting a problem with the device’s touchscreen. One Nexus 7 user on Google’s product support forum wrote that the keyboard would sometimes register “double presses.” According to the same user, the issue has “gotten progressively worse and the keyboard is getting very erratic … almost to the point where it is unusable.”

Other users over at the XDA Developer's forum have noted similar issues, but also specified that the touchscreen only becomes problematic when it's laying on a non-grounded surface like a sofa or a coffee table. Some have also mentioned that the issue doesn't seem to be present at all when the tablet is plugged in. 

There doesn’t appear to be an actual fix yet, but just like with the GPS glitch, rebooting appears to offer temporary relief. It's also unclear exactly what's causing the problem, and whether or not it's a hardware issue. Here's to hoping Google figures it out soon.

We curious to know if you've had any issues with Google's new Nexus 7. Has the GPS or touchscreen been glitchy at all? Have you noticed any other problems? Let us know in the comments below. 

[Expert Reviews]

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