Google updates Nexus 7 with multitouch fix to appease some customers
Mountain View-based Google released a software update for the second-generation Nexus 7 on Thursday morning in the hope of fixing multitouch issues. Paul Wilcox, Google community manager for Android, confirmed that the update "addresses the touchscreen issues" discussed in a growing thread on Google's product forums.
With the issue, now be fixed, users weren't able to perform tasks like pinching and zooming on Google Maps, saw "ghost" touches on their tablet, and made several games from Google Play unplayable. Not everyone was seeing the issue, however. Our review unit from Google worked fine in the touchscreen arena.
The update is rolling out to second-generation Nexus 7 tablets on Thursday, in the form of an Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update labelled as a "JSS15Q" software update. There's no word on additional fixes or features, at a time where users have also seen issues with the GPS on the Nexus 7.
Wilcox asks for continued feedback from customers - good or bad - as Google works to improve its flagship Android tablet. How has your milage been?