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Default Is the Nexus 7's hardware junk?

Because I've been through 2 of them in a week & they both had significant issues. The first one had 3 stuck pixels right outta the box, and the last one had this weird scrolling issue. Come to think of it they both might have had it (I only kept the first one for a day). Anyways, it seemed like scrolling through apps & webpages was always a chore. Like the screen was "fighting" against me, hiccuping & just wasn't smooth.

And to be honest, I also wasn't crazy about the overall screen quality. It doesn't seem bright enough, colors don't "pop" & is very dull/washed out looking. And I've been reading all the issues on here lately (including the ones I experienced) & it seems like quite a bit of quality issues overall (including the screen itself coming undone).

Anyways, I know my problem wasn't software related. I have Jelly Bean on my Galaxy Nexus & its AWESOME. So I'm wondering if the hardware is just crappy overall? I get that its a $200 tablet, but still. Something tells me Google should have went with Samsung as the maker. Or used their newly acquired Motorola partnership.

I don't think I'll be buying another one. Which sucks because I really wanted to love it.
 
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This is par for the course with Asus devices. Piss poor quality control.

With that said, the software more than makes up for it in my book.
 
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A Motorola would be ugly and a Samsung would have more issues.

Like all devices, the first run isn't usually the best. Most have already been corrected. Good job Asus.

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This is par for the course with Asus devices. Piss poor quality control.

With that said, the software more than makes up for it in my book.
Lol how does software make up for screen separation? Unless my screen gets glued back together with jelly beans I am SOL

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Lol how does software make up for screen separation? Unless my screen gets glued back together with jelly beans I am SOL

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Screen separation was actually my primary problem. I put in some shims and added some super glue, and now it's solid on the left side for me. So yes, in my case, the awesome software makes up for this design flaw which I was able to correct.
 
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A Motorola would be ugly and a Samsung would have more issues.

Like all devices, the first run isn't usually the best. Most have already been corrected. Good job Asus.

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Hardware wise, there isn't anything particularly bad about Samsung products in recent releases of their phones. They did have GPS issues before on the SGS2s but that has been long fixed. The only thing that I can see is the SAMOLED HD screens being grainy or yellow but I haven't had any issues at all with my GS2 and my Galaxy Nexus.

Samsung's quality control is usually very, very good.
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Screen separation was actually my primary problem. I put in some shims and added some super glue, and now it's solid on the left side for me. So yes, in my case, the awesome software makes up for this design flaw which I was able to correct.
Did you use glue to fix the screen flicker as well?

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I've had no hardware problems at all, the build quality feels really nice, and more expensive than it is.
 
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Did anyone ever figure out what was up with the scrolling inertia being so finicky?? That one seems like it may actually be a software thing. I wonder if another ROM would fix it??

But it bugged the crap outta me right off. Seemed like you had to swipe your thumb a dozen times to get to the bottom of a webpage.
 
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Did you use glue to fix the screen flicker as well?

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Never had the screen flicker. Guess I lucked out there.

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