The new Google Nexus 7 has been touted by all and sundry as the first Android tablet to comprehensively better an Apple tablet (the iPad Mini, specifically) in almost every single way.
The reviews have been overwhelmingly positive across the board, but there seem to be plenty of emerging reports about various bugs and issues plaguing it.
One of the biggest problems is related to the touch response of the Nexus 7 display. Using it for any period of time results in various erratic and stray touches that make something as mundane as typing a huge problem.
Forums like XDA have picked up on major GPS problems in the new Nexus 7 as well, with the signal getting irregular, or getting dropped altogether after some use, and only a device restart seems to rectify the problem.
There have been plenty of anecdotes about spontaneous restarts as well, quite like the first Nexus 7 from last year.
In fact, the first gen Google tablet was almost as critically acclaimed as the new Nexus tablet, but as time went by, practically every single one of its users faced lags that got increasingly intolerable with every passing day.
Although Google claims to have corrected that at long last with Android 4.3, all thanks to a software tweak that enables something called fstrim (http://www.anandtech.com/show/7185/android-43-update-brings-trim-to-all-nexus-devices), it is a rather bad sign that it took Google a full year before it could find a remedy for a tablet made under its own nose.
In that vein, the emerging hardware issues in the new Nexus 7 are not a good sign at all, are they?
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