Jul 22, 2012
Finally the waiting game is over. Google Nexus 7 was already hitting the shelves in different countries worldwide. For the uninformed, this is the first Android tablet to have the most awaited Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system. Additionally the Nexus 7 also hosts to a lot of features like the TouchWiz UI, 1.2 GHz quad-core Nvidia chip, wide display screen at 7-inches and a good battery which lasts up to 10 hours. But everyone is not happy even though they bought the Nexus 7 at a cheaper price. Why? As of this writing the Google Nexus 7 was found to exhibit touch screen display problems making the tablet unresponsive to your inputs.
Some of the early adopters pointed the culprit to a software glitch but some says that it’s more of a hardware issue. However these issues should not come as a surprise considering that the Nexus 7 is a budget device that only costs Google $160 to build each tablet.
To provide you a view of the touch screen problems experienced by early Google Nexus 7 adopters, I presented them as a listed and have them posted below. These Nexus 7 touch screen issues were collected from popular blog sites like Venture Beat, Geek.com, PocketNow and AndroidAuthority.
Google Nexus 7 Display Issues
- PocketNow reported of a Nexus 7 with a backlight bleeding issue and even posted images for Netizens to see.
- Geek.com reported that the touch screen response consistently fails on some parts of the screen when playing graphics-intensive games on the Nexus 7.
- Venture Beat found out that the touch screen fails to register inputs while Nexus 7 is performing data-intensive operations such as updating several apps simultaneously or syncing the tablet with several apps from a phone.
- AndroidAuthority posted a different hardware issue that pertains to some Google Nexus display units that wasn’t properly screwed.
The touch screen issues described above that might point to a software glitch can be resolved with a future software patch or update to the Jelly Bean operating system. In the meantime Nexus 7 users can solve these issues by turning the screen off and then back on. This solution could be tiresome but there’s nothing you can do but to wait for Google to release a patch.
For touch screen issues that might point to a hardware problem, you should consult your local distributor and have they replaced your tablet immediately. I also advise that you do not proceed to rooting your Nexus 7 because it will void your device’s warranty.
As a general advice, consider waiting for a couple of weeks before you buy a newly released gadget. This will give you enough time to decide whether you will give it a go or not. Of course your decision would be different if you have the confidence and trust to your local provider with the kind support you’re getting from them.
What do you think of these display problems? Is it related to the excessive amount of heat produced by the quad-core Nvidia Tegra chip? Or it’s just a Jelly Bean issue? Tell us what you think by posting your comments below.
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