Nexus 7 vs iPad drop test.
Nexus 7 suffering from screen separation in some cases, untightened screws may be to blame « The Verge
We liked the Nexus 7 quite a bit when we took a look at it last month, but some units appear to be suffering from a problem: namely, the screen is popping up from the housing. Users at the xda-developers forums have noticed the issue, and we discovered it on one of our Nexus 7 units as well. The problem seems to first manifest with the screen creaking noticeably whenever any pressure is applied, but over time the edge can begin to visibly jut up from the plastic bezel itself.
Nexus 7 vs iPad drop test.
Is anyone else having the same issue with their Nexus7?
Last edited by flyinghaggis; 22nd July 2012 at 12:39 PM.
No issues so far with mine but its early days.
I've phoned Google Play and logged an RMA call for the screen seperation issue on my Nexus7. Most of the posts on the web suggest that Google will allow you to keep the existing device until they send out a replacement by courier which you can swap over so it shouldn't leave me without my tablet for any length of time thankfully!
Sounds like it was just bad luck on my part
AnandTech have posted their review of the Nexus 7. Very thorough (as always) and well worth a read.
It's a bit disappointing to see just how slow the NAND is in tablets and smartphones generally. I have also noticed my Nexus 7 slowing down when there are a lot of things happening in the background.
Sequential read/write speed isn't bad, but it's the random write speed that's really a problem. We're talking about write speeds of a couple hundred KB/s. Remember what I said earlier about how multitasking can take an otherwise sequential IO stream and make it look fairly random? I suspect the low random write performance is one reason we're seeing significant slowdowns with background IO. Not all NAND controllers do well with concurrent reads and writes, which could be another contributing factor to poor performance.
Note that for light usage this isn't a problem. Similar to the first generation of affordable MLC SSDs for PCs, as long as you're doing a lot of reading you'll be ok. It's really for the heavier usage models that this is a problem. On a tablet however, simple background installation or downloading of files counts as heavy these days.
The real solution to this problem is to integrate better NAND flash controllers on-board, or even onto the SoC itself. Tablet makers are still mostly focused on cost cutting, but eventually we'll see real SSDs with good controllers in these things. Windows 8 tablets, at least the high end ones due out later this year will be among the first to incorporate real SSDs. (Source)
Last edited by Arthur; 27th July 2012 at 12:37 PM.
Great video showing you how to take your N7 apart.
After two and a half weeks my 16GB Nexus 7 died!! Boiught it from Currys online but they had no more stock so got a full refund. Tesco Online have them in stock so managed to get another one. Hope this one lasts me longer than the first one did.
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