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Pixel C Said To Get Touchscreen Improvements Soon

February 17, 2016 - Written By Justin Diaz

Google’s Pixel C tablet is the pinnacle of an Android tablet for some users, and it is arguably one of the best options to date when it comes to the overall offering of good hardware, great design and materials, and the latest Android software version. That isn’t to say that it doesn’t have its flaws in the eyes of various consumers, but beyond the opinions of those who may be looking to buy one and flaws like the WiFi connection issue, the Pixel C seems to have had one flaw that quite a few users agree on which is touchscreen responsiveness issues. According to new details it looks like Google may be set to deliver a software update to the tablet which brings in some pretty hefty improvements to the touchscreen.

It’s worth noting that not all Pixel C owners encountered the touchscreen problems but it appears to be a pretty widespread issue so it’s likely warranted enough attention from Google to push a fix out as fast as possible to the tablet. It also seems to be slightly different from user to user, so numerous Pixel C owners may have touchscreen problems that are more severe than others while the lucky ones have had no issues at all to speak of.

The new software update is still Android 6.0.1 so there likely isn’t much at all in the way of new features to look out for, but that seems to be the least of anyone’s worry as fixing the touch response is more of a pressing matter. Those who have had the problems reported the screen not registering their finger presses and losing track of the touch points when swiping on screen. The report from Anandtech suggests that all touch problems have been fixed with this new firmware version of Android 6.0.1, so it would seem that all Pixel C users would have to do is patiently wait it out until Google pushes the software to the public. Unfortunately, there is no mention of when exactly that may be, so it could still be a little while before users see a resolution for this particular problem they’ve been having. The bright side is perhaps that there seems to be a fix in the works and it may be just around the corner. You can view the difference between the old firmware and new supposedly new firmware in the videos below.