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Nexus 7 Update Addresses Reported Multitouch Issues

The new Nexus 7 is a great tablet, but even the best device can ship with software bugs. Unfortunately for Google, its customers quickly began reporting issues with the Android slate’s GPS and multitouch almost immediately, but today, the company rolled out a software update that should fix at least of those problems.

The update was first announced on Google’s product forums, where community manager Paul Wilcox confirmed the patch’s release, adding that it should fix reported multitouch bugs, however, he does not mention whether it also addresses reported issues with the device’s GPS system. Wilcox also asks for user feedback, both positive and negative, on the software push. The update will continue to roll out today, so if you haven’t received it yet don’t worry, it’s coming.

If you’re looking to buy a new lightweight tablet it seems like there’s never been a better time to pick up the second generation Nexus 7. Designed by Google in partnership with Asus, it runs stock Android 4.3 and comes equipped with a 7-inch full HD 1920 x 1200-pixel display, stereo speakers with virtual surround sound, a 5-megapixel camera that shoots at 1080p video, 2GB of RAM, a 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU, NFC and either 16GB or 32GB of storage.

Check out our full Nexus 7 (2013) review for more info.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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