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Some Google Nexus 7 (2013) units are having touchscreen issues

0. phoneArena 11 Aug 2013, 16:15 posted on

Last week, we told you about issues that some Google Nexus 7 (2013) users were having with the GPS system on the tablet; with this problem, the GPS signal would stop working as fast as 2 minutes after it was turned on. Owners of the problem slates were told that Google was hard at work trying to get a fix out, but apparently some Google Nexus 7 (2013) owners received a replacement unit...

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posted on 11 Aug 2013, 20:23

38. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)

lmao... cheap piece of crap

posted on 11 Aug 2013, 20:38

40. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)

At the end of the day, we all know that google subsidizes the $hit out of these tablets. This is the reason retailers are able to sell the nexus 7 for $270 (before tax) while Asus' own 10" tablets are priced at $499.

posted on 11 Aug 2013, 21:05

45. JunitoNH (Posts: 1789; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)

Not only that but many have GPS problems, also. You get what you pay for.

posted on 11 Aug 2013, 22:24

53. jacko1977 (Posts: 428; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)

i had an ijunkpad 3 and it always overheat and it wasn't cheap so that saying is false

posted on 11 Aug 2013, 22:38

55. verbalize (Posts: 124; Member since: 03 May 2013)

I always say .... You pay for what you get... Cheap = disappointment

posted on 18 Aug 2013, 13:13

76. madhairsilence (Posts: 2; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)

Nexus 7 First Gen was cheap but certainly its NOT a Crap!

posted on 11 Aug 2013, 23:37

60. robinlim85 (Posts: 86; Member since: 03 May 2013)

samsung fan,do yourself a favor go buy a samsung shizt and stop bitchin here, no one force you to buy an asus

posted on 12 Aug 2013, 01:24

62. Trex95 (Posts: 900; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)

The only Samsung tablet sell well the galaxy tab 7.7 cause of Super Amoled screen and build quality and still a flop cause of lag, expensive price and update issue. Perhaps the galaxy tab 3-8 going to sell well cause of the low price and JB 4.2.2 plus the average 5 MP camera with very thin bezel.

posted on 12 Aug 2013, 01:34

64. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4198; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)

For all the people saying you get what you pay for, all I can say is corporations must love people like you. The iPad mini has $188 in materials, and judging by how Apple negotiates with carriers, I seriously doubt the difference in retail cost is due to the high cost of assembly. Apple doesn't sell the most units but yet have the highest profit margin. If you added the actual cost of materials and assembly, Apple could probably sell the iPad mini for near what the Nexus 7 goes for. But they figure people assume that a high price tag means quality and craftsmanship. With most stuff being made in the same place, that really doesn't make sense.

Every company making phones, tablets, laptops, media players, gaming consoles, etc., have devices that malfunction. Hell, ANY company that manufactures anything has that. Cars like Cadillac, Jaguar, Lincoln, and Mercedes are considered premium brands and have some horrible repair history and costs. It's the reality of mass production. They could build products that performed flawlessly and ran for extremely long times, but the cost would be more than most could afford. That's not to say that some manufacturers aren't better than others, but the cost of the product doesn't automatically translate to quality. Even with stringent QC, some lemons can get past testing. Unless EVERY single device is tested for EVERY possible contingency, there lies the possibility for a failure. And the cost to do such testing would drive the cost up enormously.

As far as Taiwan OEMS, I've owned 4 HTC phones, and an Asus laptop and tablet. The only issue I've had with any of them was with the Thunderbolt. But all of the first run LTE phones on Verizon had issues (Thunderbolt, Revolution, Charge, & Bionic). None of them were stellar phones for the most part. But if someone can show me ANY tablet or smartphone that didn't have an issue when first released I'd love to hear about it, because I doubt they exist.

posted on 12 Aug 2013, 02:36

66. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)

People that say all first batch manufacturers there are issues is missing the point entirely. Yes if Samsung and Apple ship 20 million phones, a small percentage will have issues. Probably around 3% or less. That is just common sense.

With Asus and HTC though. Almost every single device I purchased from them have at least one major issue. The chances of me getting 6 or 7 poorly made HTC/Asus devices in a row while not having a single issue with Samsung or Apple is pretty telling. That is not a fluke or a coincident.

I have no idea why their fans choose to ignore these issues for their chosen brand but these things are obvious.

posted on 12 Aug 2013, 04:16

67. robinlim85 (Posts: 86; Member since: 03 May 2013)

yea funny u buy the same brand for 7 times if its no good,either lesson never learn for you or u simply hoax out the stuff to join the haters club

posted on 12 Aug 2013, 09:51

71. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)

What can I say. I do research before I buy my products and idiot reviewers like you keep on recommending them for their build quality when in fact they are garbage in build. I like to give both manufacturers and reviewers the benefit of the doubt but don't worry. I learned my lesson now.

posted on 12 Aug 2013, 13:54

72. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4198; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)

So if I haven't had any problems, I'm an idiot for recommending them? Sorry you had issues with your stuff, but I haven't had any issues with mine. You're going off of your experiences, just like I am.

My point still stands though, every oem from Apple to ZTE has issues with their products. Most people accept that as a fact of life. Some maybe more than others, but the biggest difference is how they handle issues with their products. I take a company with a poor track record that's willing to rectify the situation over a company with a great record who denies the issue and does everything they can to get out of settling the issue.

posted on 12 Aug 2013, 05:49

69. RGreen (Posts: 72; Member since: 06 Jul 2012)

Damn it Asus, love the tablet, Google needs to get on top of this.

posted on 12 Aug 2013, 19:05

73. scsa852k (Posts: 329; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)

Well that's too bad.
I'm having none of the issues stated above with my Nexus 7.

posted on 18 Aug 2013, 13:12

75. madhairsilence (Posts: 2; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)

Forget Asus! What is google quality control doing!!
Seriously disappointed :(

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