Update rolling out to new Nexus 7 to fix multitouch and GPS issues

Update rolling out to new Nexus 7 to fix multitouch and GPS issues
Over the last couple days, we've seen Google pushing out minor updates to a number of devices in the Nexus line. The Nexus 4, Galaxy Nexus, and the 3G variants of last year's Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 have all been receiving a small security update. Now, it's time for the new Nexus 7 to get a fix of its own. 

Reports have said that some users have been having problems with the multitouch on the device, and this update should help to end those problems. The update brings the new Nexus 7 to software version JSS15Q, which is still under the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean heading. There is no word on if this update will also fix the GPS issues that some users have complained about with the new Nexus 7.

There is a thread in Google Groups where the problem is being tracked. So, if you have been having touchscreen problems with your Nexus 7, jump to the source and let Google know if the new update has fixed things or not. 

*Update* The Googler in the Groups forum has confirmed that the update does also fix the GPS issues that users have had. 

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  • Display 7.0" 1920 x 1200 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 3950 mAh

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3 Comments

2. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Weird, I have not experienced this issue yet, but, I must say, playing games on the Nexus 7 is awesome.

4. Furbal unregistered

Got the new nexus 7 and LG G pro to replace the first nexus and note 2. Very happy with the snapdragons!

5. jove39

Posts: 2148; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Update is confirmed by paul on google forums to fix gps issue as well...i haven't received any update yet...waiting!!! http://productforums.google.com/d/msg/mobile/prfUDZA7M2s/ikGHG69XapgJ

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