Google Nexus 7 touchscreen problems are a touch too much

The new Nexus 7's touchscreen is a touch too much, as users complain of more problems with the wallet-friendly tablet.

The new Google Nexus 7 's touchscreen is a touch too much, as users complain of more problems with the wallet-friendly tablet.

Owners of the second-gen Asus-built Android slate -- which is already out in the US -- report that the wrong keys are registering when typing, or multi-touch gestures are going haywire with phantom fingertaps.

The screen records that you've touched it even when you haven't, a problem that can't be fixed by rebooting, booting to safe mode or resetting the tablet. It only seems to be an issue when running on battery power, and only when the tablet has been updated to the second Android update sent out to Nexus 7 slates -- that's the JSS15J software update, delivered over the air.

It's the not first problem for the new Nexus 7, which has also seen owners complaining about dodgy GPS , which locks on to several satellites but then freezes and doesn't know what to do with itself, endlessly searching for a connection. Google is aware of this problem too and says it's working on a solution, but has yet to reveal that solution to Nexus 7 owners.

Hopefully the problems will be solved before the Nexus 7 comes to Britain. The Google tablet goes on sale on 28 August , from the Big G's online shop Google Play as well as other retailers. The tablet comes in two flavours with the 16GB model set to cost £199, and the 32GB version £239.

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