Back in 2017, a federal class action complaint was filed against Google by users who complained that their Nexus 6P smartphones started shutting down for no reason at all and ended up being caught in boot loop cycles, regardless of the battery level.
The lawsuit claims that Google and Huawei never admitted that the Nexus 6P smartphones had any issues at all and continued to sell the phone in spite of the ongoing complaints about the bug.
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. It was manufactured by Huawei and had a 1440p resolution, 3GB of RAM and a Snapdragon 810. It also featured a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and a 12MP primary camera, in addition to a 3,450mAh battery.
It was an improvement over the Nexus 6, but unfortunately, it started to shut down on a full battery and the users lost access to any information they had previously stored on the phone, including photographs.
If the court will approve the settlement of $9.75 million, set to take place on May 9th, the Nexus 6P users in the U.S will be eligible for reimbursement, as long as they have purchased the device either on the date of or after September 25th, 2015.
They will be entitles to $400 for their device. However, they will need proper documentation for the bug, those who cannot provide it will only get $75. However, the users who received a Pixel XL in a warranty exchange program, will only get $10.
So, if you did own a faulty Nexus 6P and maybe still have all the necessary documentation to prove it was buggy, keep your eyes on the lawsuit.