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New Google Nexus 7 Hit By Major 'Multi-Touch' Bugs (VIDEO)

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Hugo Barra, vice president Android product management at Google, uses the new Nexus 7 tablet on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Hugo Barra, vice president Android product management at Google, uses the new Nexus 7 tablet on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Google's new Nexus 7 tablet has impressed critics and consumers since its announcement last month. But ahead of its presumed launch in the UK in a few weeks' time, reports have started to emerge of fairly major bugs affecting the seven-inch Android tablet.

According to reports, the Nexus 7 is experiencing issues with both its GPS performance and its multitouch screen.

Android Police (a blog, not a security service) said that some consumers are experiencing "highly erratic touch detection" with the new device.

Techradar said that complains are "piling up" on the official Google Product Forum, and added that the issue is most acute when typing on the on-screen keyboard.

The issue is reportedly only experienced when the device is running off battery power - a bit of an issue, since that's virtually all the time. Take a look at the video above for evidence of the problem.

A Google engineer said that "the Android team is aware of this issue and investigating", but the company itself has as yet made no official statement. Teething problems such as this are hardly unique to Google or the Nexus 7, however, and we'd hope that an over-the-air update would be enough to correct the flaw, if it exists.

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