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Users report multitouch and GPS problems with refreshed Nexus 7

Users report multitouch and GPS problems

It looks like the refreshed Nexus 7 has hit a few roadblocks. According to Engadget, a few owners of the tablets have been complaining about some issues with its multitouch. One user has released a video that demonstrates the problem.

In the video, the user demonstrates the multitouch and we inadvertently get to see the bug in action. The tablet randomly starts registering some phantom touches, and then goes on to freak out about it and register phantom touches all over before calming back down. If the complaints on the XDA Developers forums and Google Product forums are to be believed, the bug seems to be quite a common occurrence. Google has responded on its Product forum stating: “The Android team is aware of this issue and investigating.”

This isn’t the only issue that the tablet has been facing. Earlier, users had been complaining about the tablet’s GPS. Complaints vary from the GPS straight out not working, to it only not working for some time between 10 to 30 minutes. Google is apparently working on a fix, but hasn’t released any statement regarding it so far.

The new Nexus 7

The new Nexus 7 is facing some issues

The new Nexus 7 hit Google Play back in July, albeit in the US only. The tablet is about 2 mm thinner and 50 g lighter than the older Nexus 7. In a major improvement over the last-gen model, the display on the sleeker tablet will have a 1920 x 1200 resolution with a pixel density of 323 ppi. The 7-point touch IPS panel is supposed to be not just scratch-resistant, but also fingerprint smudge resistant.

The Nexus 7 also has new internals, with the tablet being powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro SoC, which has four Krait cores clocked at 1.5GHz along with Adreno 320 GPU and a healthy 2GB of RAM. In a significant bump from the previous version, the newer Nexus 7 will have dual stereo speakers with 5.1 audio.

Nexus 7 has a modest 5MP rear camera and a 1.2MP front-facing one. The tablet will also sport Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and dual-band Wi-Fi capabilities. The tablet has a 3950 mAh battery that will last you for a good nine hours of active use and can be charged wirelessly. The refreshed Nexus 7 will come in 16GB and 32GB Wi-Fi variants with an additional LTE version also available. The 16GB WiFi Nexus 7 will be priced at $229 (approx Rs 13,500), the 32GB variant will set you back $269 (approx Rs 16,000) and the 32GB LTE Nexus 7 is priced at a slightly steep $349 (approx Rs 20,500).