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Nexus 7 2 GPS Problems Plauging Users



In addition to dealing with Android 4.3 bugs, it appears that owners of the new Nexus 7 2 tablet from Asus are experiencing major issues with the new tablet’s GPS.

Google’s event in late July produced both a new version of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and a new version of the Nexus 7 tablet. Android 4.3 Jelly Bean has been rolling out since late July and users of all shapes and sizes have been reporting a number of issues with the new software including poor battery life, lock ups and more.

Read: Android 4.3 Bug Fixed, But Others Remain.


Owners of the new Nexus 7 2 are complaining about GPS issues.

It appears that the new Android 4.3 update isn’t the only new Google product that is causing problems either. New Nexus 7 owners appear to be dealing with some major issues of their own.

The Nexus 7 2 has arrived on the scene to replace the original Nexus 7. It brings a higher-resolution display, quad-core processor, 5MP camera, slimmer design, and LTE speeds to the table. It also has brought some major GPS issues along with it as well as new Nexus 7 owners are reporting broken GPS on their new tablet.

Nexus 7 2 owners are reporting a wide range of issues. Some users say that the GPS will work for several minutes before losing connection and going back into “Searching Mode.” Others are saying that it’s not working at all. We haven’t been able to replicate the issue on our new Nexus 7 so it doesn’t appear to be affecting all Nexus 7 owners but enough that Asus and Google will likely investigate.

Android 4.3 has brought a number of bugs along with it as well.

Android 4.3 has brought a number of bugs along with it as well.

Owners are reporting that a simple reboot has fixed the issue but others are saying that nothing has worked to remedy the situation, leaving owners frustrated and looking for a fix from Google. It appears that Google is aware of the issue but it’s unclear as to how it will proceed. Whether it will be a brand new Android 4.3 update or something else.

This is a fairly big issue as the Nexus 7 is one of the more portable tablets on the market and users often depend on GPS when using the tablet whilst on-the-go.

Asus’ new Nexus 7 has only been on sale for a few weeks and already, it has garnered stellar reviews from critics, who have proclaimed it a solid replacement to the original Nexus 7.



  1. Vic Matson

    08/09/2013 at 8:13 am

    I’ll be keeping my te Verizon XOOM for decides on how to proceed!

  2. LeftofLeftField

    08/09/2013 at 11:07 am

    When you say you haven’t been able to replicate the problem with your unit, did you go driving with it for over an hour in navigation mode without being tethered to WIFI? Too many people are declaring their units are fine without subjecting them to the conditions that cause the GPS to fail I have made 4 units fail that the owners said were fine.

  3. Lara

    08/10/2013 at 2:01 am

    my roomate’s aunt makes $79 hourly on the laptop. She has been without work for 6 months but last month her pay was $12350 just working on the laptop for a few hours. Read more on this site…….

  4. Pete

    08/10/2013 at 5:10 am

    I’ve had the same trouble with my iPad. The GPS on it seems completely useless.

  5. Dave

    08/10/2013 at 7:11 am

    Bad spelling is “plauging” all of Adam Mills articles.

    • Vic Matson

      08/10/2013 at 7:40 am

      Davy, that was helpful.

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