The Nexus 7 rolled out to much fanfare at Google’s “Breakfast with Sundar Pichai” on July 24, and rightly so – it is a fantastic tablet loaded with powerful features, including Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, the final rendition of Jelly Bean until Android 5.0 KLP (Key Lime Pie) is introduced. However, with great power comes great responsibility (Spiderman) and with new products there is always a glitch or two that must be addressed.
The Nexus 7 had a GPS issue that was first discovered a couple of weeks ago was acknowledged by Google, but has yet to be formally addressed or fixed. Many users were able to fix the problem themselves by uninstalling all of Google Maps updates and then restarting the device, while this “fix” did not work for the other users.
The other most glaring and annoying issue with the new Nexus 7 was that it is exhibiting some odd touchscreen behavior and users voiced their loud discontent in the Google forums. Google acknowledged the problem and acted quickly to push out an update, JSS15Q, to fix this problem. Paul Wilcox, the Google Community Manager posted the following today:
As a couple of you have mentioned, there’s a new system update that’s started rolling out for your Nexus 7s. This update does address the touchscreen issues discussed in this thread. If you’re one of the people experiencing touchscreen issues, please let us know how it’s going after you’ve received and installed the update.
As with all updates that are “rolled out,” you may not get it immediately, so keep checking for updates on your device and it should be there soon. After you do the update, please let us know if it fixes your multi-touch issues, as well as anything else, as no log was issued showing what all this JSS15Q would address.