Google and Huawei will compensate owners of borked Nexus 6P devices

Ruben Fields
April 14, 2019

These are boot looping and significant battery drain.

If the court verdict on May 9th came in favor of plaintiffs, Nexus 6P users in the United States who bought the device on September 25th, 2015 and onward would be qualified to claim repayment.

Some of you might not remember the Nexus 6P - it came along in 2015 and the 5.7 inch device was worth $500 at the time. Luckily, it seems a class action lawsuit might solve this problem.

For the record, Google and Huawei are still denying the Nexus 6P was inherently defective, and those who accept the settlement are in effect waiving their rights to lodge any case against the two companies concerning these claims in the future.

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The lawsuit alleged that while Google contracted the design and manufacturing of its early Android smartphones to third-party companies, Huawei, one of the chosen third-party companies, breached the device warranty since the companies were aware of the issue, but did not respond to the bug. Those lucky enough to escape the worst of it still found that their handsets were overheating and battery was draining so fast that the device would suddenly power down.

After much deliberation between the two companies, a preliminary agreement to settle the lawsuit should see affected owners Nexus 6P that bought their device from 25 September 2016 onward receive as much as $400 in compensation if they provide documentation. The lawsuit claims that the users' devices experienced a bootlooping issue that caused their phones to shut down, randomly irrespective of the battery level. Here's how you can claim. If Google sent you an original Pixel as a warranty exchange, you'll only be eligible for a $10 settlement.

The settlement is still under approval from the court, with an answer set to be revealed on May 9, 2019. Those who submit proper documentation for the bug will receive the most settlement money, while those without may be eligible for up to $75.

Update (4/20): Chimicles & Tikellis has just issued a press release, announcing that a class action lawsuit has been filed against Huawei and Google at a federal court in the Eastern District of Texas. By submitting both the proofs you can avail $400 settlement.

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