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New Nexus 7 Owners Report Multitouch Problems

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The new Nexus 7 isn’t exactly flawless, no matter how much we loved it in our review. We first noticed some Wi-Fi issues on our unit in the office, and several users have reported issues with the GPS chip, too. Now there’s a new bug to be wary of: multitouch issues.

Owners of the Nexus 7 (2013) have flocked to the forums at XDA Developers and Google Groups in order to report their troubles. ” I have noticed that any action requiring a touch and hold, such as moving an app or widget is often not recognized and I have to try several times,” a user who goes by the handle Greyhulk reported on the XDA Forums. Greyhulk was joined by several other people – there are 7 pages discussing the topic – who have similar problems.The hope right now is that it’s a software problem that can be fixed with a patch, instead of a hardware related issue that would require a new display or a swapped-out unit. Some users suggested that different third-party launchers solve the problem.

CNET found that Google has acknowledged the problem. “The Android team is aware of this issue and investigating,” a Google community manager for Android said. Hopefully the fix comes sooner than later.

Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...