Nexus 7 Touch Problems Persist Despite Google's Fix

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Complaints from early adopters of the new Nexus 7 claimed the device’s touchscreen was rather out of whack, with owners baffled by phantom extra presses registering while typing and making the tablet a bit of a nightmare to use. Google Issued a fix but… it doesn’t seem to have fixed anything.

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Users who’ve installed the JSS15Q patch are still filling the internet with complaints about the Nexus 7′s errant touch input, suggesting it may be more of a physical problem with the Asus manufacturing or calibration systems that can’t be fixed by a software update alone.

Given the new Nexus 7 has been available for a while now, have any of you noticed painful typing problems or any touch peculiarities? [Android Authority]


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I thought I was going nuts when it started happening. It started with the breathing, that sick raspy throaty breathing that feels like you're in a action film and you've just gotten away from the bad guy, and you're sitting there against the cement trying to gain control, and now you think you know what an asthma attack is. And then it's the mind, the doubts seeping in from everywhere, is it just me? can it be? I swore never to be an early adopter, to always wait for the other suckers to buy an item first. But no, this glorious screen can't be deceiving me, like a super model you manage to hook up with like some kind of miracle, and then when the moment you must anticipate comes, she's just like any other inexperienced girl, whom you dare not call a woman, because you know what a woman really is. The quality, the feel, the way it looked in different lights, and all for what? The Nexus 7 2013 edition made my 2+ year old Rezound feel like a quality expensive vintage fine wine. $300 dollars I gladly didn't bat an eyelash at, now made my cold clammy hands clench in regret like watching a homeless man take your money and score drugs instead of food. I called customer service in a seething rage masked in a pleasant southern Texan drawl, and I had the patience to reboot and wipe clean the tablet all the while I knew as a very capable technically oriented individual this wouldn't work, I had done it 3 times before I called like when one tries once too many to resuscitate someone who is clearly dead. I fell short of rooting and trying a 3rd party mod, but no, I wanted to leave it alone like my first stock Porsche GT, no rims, no tweaks, just pristine innocence like it's creator meant. So I processed an exchange, because all the instructions spewed out by the tech on the phone didn't work, but as I carefully repackaged and wiped away all my fingerprints off this beautiful device, I swallowed down a bad taste in my mouth and I decided to obtain a refund instead. But the itch for a tablet was still there, the bigger screen was simply a refreshing trick my phone couldn't perform even it could output to a TV. It just wasn't an excuse. So I obtained a Kindle Fire HD. And another fire burned inside of me, this wretched Ugly Betty, had an underglow just like her, so I flashed it, and installed Cyagenmod, 4.2.2. and I was finally appeased just a little. But I still think of that Nexus 7, all alone in some dark packaging, maybe thinking of me too.