Friday, 19 April, 2019

Nexus 6P Bootloop Issues Will Cost Google, Huawei $9.75M

Nexus 6P Users Who Faced Bootloop Battery Drain Issues May Now Receive Up to $400 From Google Huawei Nexus 6P users had largely reported bootloop and battery drain issues in 2016
Cecil Davis | 14 April, 2019, 19:47

Back in the year 2015-2016, some Nexus 6P users reportedly faced problems of never-ending boot-loops because of the faulty chipsets.

The legal hearing of this case is on May 9 and if the court approves this settlement, then the customers who have bought the Nexus 6P smartphone on or after Septmber 25, 2015 will be eligible for the device refurbishment or will get $400 for the same. The total amount of the settlement is $9.75 million, paid out in cash (as opposed to a rebate on a future purchase).

The lawsuit alleged that Google, which contracted the design and manufacturing of its early Android smartphones to third-party companies, and Huawei, one of the chosen companies, breached the device warranty since the companies were aware of the issue, but did not respond to the bug. Today, Google and Huawei have settled the class action lawsuit and agree to pay $400 to each user of the Nexus 6P smartphone. Google and Huawei have not admitted fault. That's merely a formality, though, which will be followed by the publication of a dedicated website where you'll be able to make a claim. Submitting documentation of either battery drain or bootloop flaws can net you up to $150 and $325 respectively, while those who experienced issues on multiple Nexus 6P units will be granted payoffs of up to $400.

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The proposal now states that those who are eligible for the settlement could be paid up to $400 for their faulty device, while those who received a Pixel XL in a prior warranty exchange program would only be eligible for up to $10. If you opted to trade your Nexus 6P in for Google's Pixel XL, your payout will be reduced even further; all the way down to $10.

The settlement is all depending on the court for the approval, but it seems that it's going to happen anytime soon. The highest amounts will go to those who submit proper documentation for the bug, while those who don't may get up to $75. Ae you happy about this settlement?

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.