Nexus 7 2 random reboot problems desire fix

By Daniel Chubb - Sep 2, 2013

Both fans and newcomers to an Android tablet have welcomed the new Nexus 7 2, but some of these people have seen a number of problems since owning the device. While there are a number of issues, one of the most common problems we have heard about is the Nexus 7 2 performing a random reboot.

The initial reviews of the 2013 Nexus 7 have been good and most reviewers welcomed the 2nd generation Android tablet. We have already featured a first look at the UK device and saw a Nexus 7 2 review looking at the tablet after using it for a month.

Just over two weeks ago we heard about a few intermittent problems with the new Nexus 7 2, although these reports focused on a GPS issue and multitouch problem. We haven’t heard much about these glitches since that article, although the random reboot problems are continually being reported in forums and in comments on Product Reviews.

The 2013 Nexus 7 on left next to the older version

The 2013 Nexus 7 on left next to the older version

One commenter stated, “I’m having daily problems with my 2013 Nexus 7 performing random reboots, which happens around twice a day. I picked up my version from best Buy and have fully updated the tablet. I also turned off the GPS after looking in forums for help, but this fix hasn’t helped me”.

Another forum user said, “after picking up a Nexus 7 2 from Best Buy my tablet got stuck on the X screen almost right away, so I took it back to the store after it wouldn’t reach the boot up menu. Once I got my second unit this also got stuck on the X screen after it randomly rebooted a few times, and I have now got a refund until the problems are fixed by Google”.

These are only a couple of comments in relation to issues being faced with the new Nexus 7 2, but we have seen many more. There is no way to see if this is a small percentage of sales, or a much bigger problem at this time.

Have you had any problems with your new Nexus 7 2nd generation? Let us know in the comments if you have experienced the random reboot problems, or if you have found a fix for this issue.

We should note the reports about problems with 2013 Nexus 7’s has caused a number of people to delay a purchase. “I have the previous Nexus 7 that has worked flawlessly since I bought it, so I will wait until the problems are fixed before upgrading”, said one potential buyer. Another Product Reviews reader stated, “I was thinking about picking up the new Nexus 7 2 but will stay away for now until current owners report a fix”.

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