Nexus 7 (2013) Has Touchscreen Issues

It turns out that the erratic GPS is not the only problem new Nexus 7 (2013) owners are facing.  The GPS issue refers to the fact that the tablet automatically disconnects the GPS connection after a couple of minutes or it locks on a specific location.   Users had to reboot the tablet and sometimes, even rebooting does not solve the problem.

Reports suggest that second-gen Nexus 7 (20130) owners are also experiencing touchscreen issues.  Not every owner experiences this problem but a lot has complained about the issue so it’s definitely not isolated.  Complaints include double taps, ghost taps and erratic behavior from the glass on the Nexus 7 (2013).  Some users got replacement units and the issue still persisted.


According to Google, users should try to detect the problem by first going into safe mode which temporarily disables third party apps.  If you don’t know how to go to safe mode, just press and hold the power button.  A dialog box should appear and you have to touch and hold the power off option. You then have to tap OK in the next dialog and will be brought to safe mode.

The Nexus 7 had screen issues so I expected the new Nexus 7 (2013) to have no serious issues as the afore-mentioned GPS issue and the recent touch screen issue.  I thought Google will be more careful this time around but it turns out, cheap always comes with quality control or build issues. I guess we can’t really have our cake and eat it too.  Hopefully Google is able to fix everything so when the time comes that I need a tablet, I can get a Nexus 7 (2013).  It remains as the best option out there despite the issues that are coming out.

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