We're not saying that something fishy happened with the Google Nexus 7, we are just pointing out that you can't always believe the device owner in a case like this. Asus apparently believed the man as the Taiwan based firm has already sent out a new model to make up for the smoldering one that is probably undergoing an autopsy in the manufacturer's lab.
If you're into the macabre, check out the pictures below of the crispy Google Nexus 7.
source: Baidu (translated), NotebookItalia (translated) via Phandroid
Google Nexus 7 OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4, 4.3, 4.2.2, 4.2.1, 4.2, 4.1.2, 4.1.1, 4.1 View Full specs
- Display 7.0" 1280 x 800 pixels
- Camera / 1.2 MP front
- Processor NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30L, Quad-core, 1300 MHz
- Storage 8 GB
- Battery 4325 mAh
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posted on Nov 09, 2012, 10:56 PM 0
This can happen to any device and not just N7. But no 1 can deny that Nexus 7 is HOT.
posted on Nov 09, 2012, 11:08 PM 17
Posts: 97; Member since: Oct 18, 2012
I call BS. This reminds me of when the Evo first came out and someone claimed the phone exploded, which turned out to be a hoax. I have a Nexus 7 and the battery stop charging once it's full. I've left mines on the charger over night many times. This is unlikely to happen with any electronic device.
posted on Nov 09, 2012, 11:09 PM 6
It may be BS, but your battery doesn't stop charging when it reaches full. It keeps taking current for as long as it is plugged in.
posted on Nov 10, 2012, 7:45 AM 1
Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012
"Samsung seemed like they were being mean when neither would exchange the phone for a new one" I dont know what writer talking about. The man having the exploded phone posted on a forum that after few days he was given a new one, and after that he confessed his friend put it into the microwave. We know in the microwave metal will be melt down quickly, that's why the antena was burned. That is totally different from this case.
posted on Nov 09, 2012, 11:16 PM 1
Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010
The Han Solo caption was funny...lol. Yea....the Droid 2 was supposed to have exploded while a man was on the phone. Turns out it was a hoax. I'm not doubting this didnt happen. There could be any reason for it to happen. Defective tablet or charger. I found out a few years ago one of my wall outlets was overheating plugs, I saw burn marks on one plug.
posted on Nov 09, 2012, 11:24 PM 1
(Just some humor don't freak out) I can imagine if an iPad did this you guys would have a totally different tone of comment.
posted on Nov 09, 2012, 11:28 PM 3
I don't mind the different tone of comment, it's their rights to speak after all :) It's also the consumer rights to know this too so that we can be more cautious on n7 and iPad etc...
posted on Nov 09, 2012, 11:31 PM 2
Yeah they do have the rights, I'm not denying that :) I'm just saying that if an iPad melted they'd be calling apples quality into question and not even thinking about the fact that when these things happen, it's usually something the owner of the device did. I've yet to have any device from any maker melt or blow up on me.
posted on Nov 09, 2012, 11:35 PM 1
Posts: 97; Member since: Oct 18, 2012
Eh. iDevices have their own problems. Read PA and you'll see plenty of issues with the iPhone 5.
posted on Nov 09, 2012, 11:35 PM 0
This is true. All devices have their issues. My iPhone 5 hasn't run into anything yet but any flaws will eventually show themselves. Like my brothers gs3s back cover doesn't clip on all the way, we've tried different backs. And my iPad has screen backlight bleeding. The problems seem to be blown up on idevices though. Yes I assume its because the super fans claiming that idevices are perfect but it gets a little nuts.
posted on Nov 09, 2012, 11:42 PM 2
Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011
As we've said before, it's because Apple is selling the idea of a perfect product, meaning it doesn't screw up, doesn't heat up and doesn't blow up. And even when it does happen, Apple just keeps pushing the blame off themselves and deny everything (Anthenaegate, New iPad overheating, Maps). Yes, I realize they apologized for most of that, but even when they did, they did not explicitly say it's their fault (Anthenaegate = It's a common problem, Overheating iPad = It's not overheating, use it less, Maps = We're improving it, so there's nothing wrong with it.) So when something f**ks up, of cause we're gonna be harsh on them.
posted on Nov 10, 2012, 12:10 AM 6
I see what you mean. But every company does that to a point. Like I bought a laptop from toshiba and the screen had dead pixels from the first boot up. I called and they said I probably damaged it on the way home and they couldn't do anything about it. Apple does have an arrogance about them, but they aren't the only company to brush blame off.
posted on Nov 10, 2012, 12:13 AM 0
Posts: 384; Member since: May 12, 2012
I have had 2 phones (old feature phones) blow up when I left them in my office plugged in... They also happened to be sitting on my old desk (in my old apartment) which is under a rather large window where the sun rises slightly to my left but still right onto my desk... (had a shrowd on my LCD at the time, just didnt think my LG work feature phone would die from the sun so fast).... Anyway. Good stuff, ASUS to the rescue
posted on Nov 10, 2012, 12:08 AM 0
Posts: 87; Member since: Apr 23, 2012
If it was an iPad the comments would be like. "iBURNT LOLOLOL" "NEXUS 7 FTW!!" "Apple is trying to get people to buy the new iPad 4" And a whole bunch of other ignorant things.
posted on Nov 10, 2012, 12:08 AM 3
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