Don't Buy the New Nexus 7 Until it's Fixed, Says Consumer Site; We Fixed it, Says Google

By Gary Cutlack on at

The new Nexus 7 came in for a bit of stick from early buyers soon after it went on sale, with users moaning about the machine's shaky GPS connection and a rather over-sensitive touchscreen that registered rogue taps and made typing a chore. A new update from Google claims to have fixed it all.

High-profile shopper advice portal Consumer Reports was so concerned about the Nexus 7 glitches it advised potential buyers of the new Nexus 7 to hold off purchasing one, so Google could, if it's even technically possible, fix the issues.

And that would appear to have happened. A post on Google's user discussion group claims a patch for the new Nexus 7 is now rolling out via OTA methods and an installable factory image for the brave, which Google claims "...does address the touchscreen issues discussed in this thread."

Users are reporting mixed results after installing the fix. Sensitivity appears to have been lowered resulting in fewer erroneous double taps being registered, but people still aren't overwhelmed by the touchscreen's responses. [Google via Consumer Reports]