Nexus 7: So Hot Right Now, It’s Smoking

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Well, we suppose that’s one good excuse to upgrade to a Nexus 10.

Every once in a while we hear some horror story about a smartphone or tablet deciding to rebel against its owner, overheating, spewing noxious fumes, and sometimes flat-out catching on fire. While, on a whole, this sort of thing is a rarity for devices manufactured by respectable companies, there’s always the small chance that something can go wrong. This time, fate crossed paths with a Nexus 7 tablet, reducing it to a shell of its former self.

Reportedly, this Nexus 7 was charging overnight when it started churning out clouds of black smoke. The owner noticed what was going on in the early hours of the morning, but by then the damage had been done.

ASUS is coming through like a champ to help put things right, hooking the owner up with a new Nexus 7, and hopefully one a little more cool-tempered at that.

Source: Notebook Italia (Google Translate)
Via: IntoMobile

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Stephen Schenck
Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!