[Q] Erratic/Jumpy Multi-touch
Update: Star this Android issue if affected: http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=58401
I'm noticing intermittent bouts of erratic multi-touch on the Nexus 7 (2013) 16GB. I exchanged one device already hoping that it was a HW defect, but my second device behaves in exactly the same way.
Chrome, Dolphin, web-view, maps (especially maps) will often jump all over the place during pinch-to-zoom. Sometimes it works fine, but too often, it jumps zoom levels erratically. Edit: This also manifests as double taps and/or "ghost taps" when using the keyboard.
I've installed YAMTT (Yet Another Multitouch test) and I've observed the touch points disappear, change direction and even suddenly register a 3rd touch. None of my other devices do this.
I'm reluctant to exchange the device yet again, but I haven't read about anyone else who's witnessed this. Am I alone in observing this behaviour?
Edit: Here is a terrible video attempting to highlight what I'm seeing in YAMTT: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZRiMiNzs0U
And another video in Google Earth (fixed): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14cPiiM3Pwg
Someone else experiencing the issue: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xpl26UgcuSs
FINAL UPDATE: I exchanged the device again and the issue is gone (so far). My advice: if you're experiencing this issue, return it. If it continues to happen, return it again until it works.
As a side note, for those experiencing the mushy/hard to press power button, that issue was fixed for me as well.
Final Update Part 2:
I am sad to say the issue is still present after all. I'll admit that it is less prevalent than with my first two N7s and the "jumps" are less severe. However, it's still there and I'm not prepared to live with it. Therefore, I am returning the device to get my money back. I'll keep up to date with this issue, and I'll likely buy it down the road when a clear resolution presents itself. I know it would be a great tablet without this problem.
To recap my experience:
First N7 had erratic multi-touch, stiff power button, keyboard and other touch screen issues. Exchanged.
Second N7 had a good power button, but the erratic multi-touch and keyboard issues were still present. Exchanged.
Third N7 had a perfect power button and no keyboard issues, but the erratic pinch to zoom was still present (though less severe). Returned.