Google’s new Nexus 7 may be the king of the 7-inch tablet market. With a killer screen and twice the processing power of the first-gen Nexus 7, Google’s newest tablet is a great device. Many users, however, are reporting problems with the GPS function on their new Nexus tablets. Users say that their device can locate a GPS satellite with no problem and navigate them part-way along their journey… until the tracking suddenly stops and the tablet finds itself unable to locate the satellite again. If you’ve picked up the new Nexus 7 and are running into this issue, some owners have reported that restarting their tablets can help, while others have said swapping their unit out for a brand new one still gives them the same problem. Google’s aware of the issue and is working on a fix, but there’s no timetable for a fix or patch. In the meantime, if you need turn-by-turn navigation for a trip, steer clear of using the new Nexus 7.
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Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.