The latest Nexus 7 device is one of the best 7 inch Android tablets out in the market today. It however suffers from problems such as GPS and touchscreen issues. The GPS bug experienced by users happens after prolonged use of the device where it loses its lock. Switching between multiple GPS-enabled apps will accelerate the breakdown and the only way to resolve it is to do a reboot. The touchscreen issue involves the display being unresponsive at times.
Google has recently released update JSS15Q for the Nexus 7 (2013) which the company says fixes the GPS and touchscreen issues. Paul Wilcox, Google Community manager, says in the product forum thread that “As a couple of you have mentioned, there’s a new system update that’s started rolling out for your Nexus 7s. This update does address the touchscreen issues discussed in this thread. If you’re one of the people experiencing touchscreen issues, please let us know how it’s going after you’ve received and installed the update.” He also mentioned that it will resolve the GPS issues “Thank you for your patience while we’ve been working on this. As Justin mentioned, there is a new over-the-air update for Nexus 7 rolling out now that addresses the GPS issue discussed here. We look forward to hearing feedback about your GPS experience after you’ve received the update.”
Some owners of the device who have already received the OTA update announced at the forum that it seems to have solved the touchscreen issues. As for the GPS issues being resolved there have been no reports yet as this update is still fresh may have not been pushed yet to most owners.
Right now the update is on its initial roll out. You can click on the check for update on your Nexus 7 to see if it is already available on your end. The update is usually given out initially to random device IDs after which it will become available to everyone.