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Nexus 7 Multitouch Bugs[UPDATE]: Google Patches Tablet Defects [VIDEO]

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(Photo : REUTERS) Users have been reporting buggy multitouch functionality on the new 7-inch Nexus 7 tablet for weeks.

Google's new tablet may have shipped with a bevy of bugs.

But new reports indicate the company is rolling out a software update to fix glitches that have plagued users of the second-generation Nexus 7.

An Android official announced the update, stating it will address issues with the device's touch screen, Tech Spot reports.

Users started reporting buggy multitouch functionality on the new 7-inch Nexus 7 almost immediately after it was launched last month, Android Community reports.

The device reportedly suffers from issues with pinch-to-zoom in apps like maps, and the keyboard reportedly has issues registering double taps on letters.

The tablet seems to pick up "phantom presses," registering taps even when the user's hand is away from the display.

Others are complaining about faulty GPS performance. The device's navigation capabilities apparently cease functioning after a brief period of time -- from two to 30 minutes, the Verge reports.

After that the device loses the GPS signal and can't relocate it.

Google responded to those complaints, stating: "The Android team is aware of this issue and investigating." There's no solid timeline on an official path for GPS-related issues, however.

The new Nexus 7 tablet was available to US consumers starting last month for $229 for 16GB of storage, a slight bump from the first version's $199 price point.

It features a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 quad-core processor and 5MP and 1.2MP front- and rear-facing cameras, an improvement over the first version which lacked a rear-facing camera.

It runs Android 4.3, unveiled in July.

A Nexus 7 user shows off the multitouch bug in a video beow.


 

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