Google Nexus 7 suffering from display problems
Consumers find budget tablet comes at own price
TechLife | 23 Jul 2012 :
Google's Nexus 7 tablet has been flying off the shelves in the US, but not everyone is satisfied with the user experience. The culprit? The display, according to some reports.
These issues aren't terribly surprising considering the Nexus 7 is a budget device that sells for only $199 and $249 for the 8Gb and 16Gb models, respectively, and only costs Google about $160 to make.
Venture Beat's Devindra Hardawar reported that at times the device's touch screen failed to register inputs while performing data-intensive operations such as updating several apps simultaneously or syncing the tablet with several apps from a phone.
And Ryan Whitwam at Geek.com said touch response consistently failed on parts of the screen when playing graphics-intensive games. To fix the issue, he recommends turning the screen off and then back on.
While these issues may be solved with a future software update, some users have complained of hardware issues as well.
PocketNow posted images of a Nexus 7 with a backlight bleeding issue. And AndroidAuthority reported that the displays on some units aren't properly screwed in, causing them to come out of the tablet's plastic bezel and creak when touched.
Still, there are a lot of satisfied customers out there. Indeed, after reviewing the Google Nexus 7, PC World's Melissa Perenson said of today's 7" Android tablets, the Nexus 7 is the one to beat, and the tablet resets expectations of what an inexpensive tablet can and should be.
IDG News Service