Originally Posted by igjoe
What box info do we need? I took a pic of mine before I returned my flickering 16gb version. I'm waiting to buy another one until I can confirm there's a way to tell it's a new non-flickering version.
Mine has a label on both ends.
One is English and the other is French
On the English one there is a Customer P/N a P/N and a Check Number.
Lets see if those are the same for all users.
On the one I just picked up at Best Buy in Canada:
Customer P/N = NEXUS7 ASUS - 1B16 - CB
P/N = AB NEXUS7 ASUS 18/T3DL/16/1G/Y
Check Number 0747
So far no flicker on this new one. Doing the same things I did on the other one that flickers bad.
One difference is they changed the initial start up screens a bit. Now after entering your gmail account info it asks for a credit card before giving you the $25.00 Play Store credit.
My old one automatically applied the credit and sent me an e-mail confirming this. No credit card info required.
If you have a very strong WiFi signal (All bars lit up) the Nexus 7 will not flicker.
That is why the flicker went away on my Nexus 7 last night. I was sitting in a strong signal location.
When I went upstairs I had a weaker signal and that is when the flicker was noticeable again.
Today at work, I connected my newest Nexus 7 to my WiFi hotspot on my BlackBerry Bold 9900 which has a nice strong signal and that is why I thought I had a fixed one.
When I changed my WiFi to a weak network and only had 1 bar, the flicker was present.
I connected my old Nexus 7 to my BlackBerry WiFi hotspot and the flicker was gone.
So, that tells me the WiFi chip in the Nexus 7 is a cheap piece of crapolla.
Here is the new setup screen:
This is new, used to just give the $25.00 credit automatically, now you need to provide a Credit Card before getting the $25.00