Nexus 7 Explodes In China, Lands Owner A Replacement and A Pair Of Google Glass From Asus
Apparently, an Asus Google Nexus 7 spontaneously combusted as a result of being plugged in to a standard wall charger.
The owner, who posted the set of images in a Chinese forum, claims she left the device to charge for a total of 3 hours using the factory OEM charger before the tablet went up in flames. As we’ve seen before, these types of incidents leave plenty of room for controversy, though it seems as though this particular case is legitimate. In fact, ASUS has already acknowledged the problem and has sent out a fresh replacement free of charge.
According to CNET, the owner will also be getting a free pair of Google Glass upon release, but it seems pretty unlike that Asus is going around promising people Google hardware, and there’s no evidence that Google itself has addressed the incident. Google Glass or no, it looks like Asus is fairly willing to bet this is going to be a one time event by providing a free replacement.
Until we hear something official from ASUS, you may want to make sure your device isn’t sitting next to anything valuable or flammable.