Nexus 7 Tablet Erratic Touchscreen Behavior:
The new Nexus 7 is a great tablet in every sense of the word. Even the older version of the tablet is still a decent enough buy so just imagine the value the new one provides at $230. With a stunning full HD display and a quad-core CPU it’s certainly at the top of everyone’s wish list. A lot of people have already bought their tablets on day 1 or later. Being an early adopter certainly gives you the bragging rights, but it also exposes you to any manufacturing or software related defects that escaped quality control. That is what seems to be happening to owners of the new Nexus 7 tablet.
A few threads over at Google’s product forums point towards a variety of issues being faced. Initially there were complains regarding the GPS performance of the tablet, namely there wasn’t any. After about 20 or 30 minutes the tablet would simply disconnect from all GPS satellites and would be unable to connect again despite a restart. Google has acknowledged the issue and is working on it. But today a new problem has surfaced that is plaguing a lot of users.
This is related to the touch screen on the new Nexus 7. According to the posts various problems related to the screen are being reported. The keyboard would randomly register double taps where you had tapped only once. Some users are reporting ghost touches i.e the screen registering taps where it’s not suppose to or without any user intervention. Google has not officially acknowledged this issue yet but from the number of people complaining it’s only a matter of time.
We’re not sure if this is a hardware or a software related issue. Software issues are obviously much easier to fix. But if this is a hardware fault then Google will certainly have its plate full with replacement units and warranty claims.