If you’re raring to get your hands on a second-generation Nexus 7 (2013), you might need to hold out for a while. Early owners of the new Android tablet are reporting that they are experiencing issues with the device’s GPS.
In particular, they are reporting that the new Nexus 7 has a hard time locking the tablet’s connection to the satellite. They were able to get the tablet to connect the tablet but then it loses the connection after only a few minutes. The GPS allegedly goes back into a “Searching” mode after it gets disconnected. A reboot solves the problem, but not every time. Users are reporting different kinds of problems about the Nexus 7’s GPS so it’s not something isolated.
The second-generation Nexus 7 is a very attractive tablet that marries great specs with a very affordable price tag. At only $229 for the 16GB version, the new Nexus 7 is way better than most tablets in the market right now, and they are usually more expensive. GPS is getting more important considering the fact that users are dependent on maps and navigation apps on their devices. Unless you don’t need GPS on your tablet, you might go ahead and buy yourself a new Nexus 7. But if you do, wait for a bit. Google already said it is looking into the issue. My guess is that Google will be able to fix this soon.
To know more about the GPS issue on the second-generation Nexus 7 (2013), head on to this forum.