Google has started rolling out a software update for the new Nexus 7 tablet with build number JSS15Q. The new update fixes the touchscreen problems being faced by several users.
Google’s Paul confirmed in the Google Product forums that the ongoing update is indeed for the touchscreen issues. Here is his statement.
“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.”
As you would know, Android updates are typically rolled out in phases and this specifically being a bug-fixing update will be released to even smaller number of consumers at first, so that Google can check the impact before a wider release. Don’t get impatient if you don’t get the update right now, it is better to wait for the wider release.
Update: Google has also confirmed that JSS15Q update also rectifies the GPS locking issues with the new Nexus 7 tablet. Here is what Google’s Paul has to say: (Source: Product Forums)
As Justin mentioned, there is a new over-the-air update for Nexus 7 rolling out now that addresses the GPS issue discussed here.
If you have already updated your Nexus 7 tablet with JSS15Q update and you previously had touchscreen or GPS issues, do let us and other readers know in comments if the update fixed the problem.