Google Nexus 6P Comes with Fixes for the Infamous Battery Issue

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One of the best Android phones ever manufactured is Google’s own Nexus 6P and what makes the device so special is the fact that its equipped with impressive hardware pieces alongside the constant stream of software updates Google is rolling out. In fact, Nexus 6P is among the first devices that received Google’s latest Android 7.0 Nougat operating system update .

While receiving the latest firmware update sounds good, in Nexus 6P case it isn’t. The reason behind this is that once users decide to update Nexus 6P to Nougat, the device’s battery starts malfunctioning and randomly powering down. This is quite a major issue since the only way to power up the device is to plug in the charger and this can be come troublesome if the device powers down while the user isn’t home. What’s even more annoying is the fact that even if the device has 60 percent battery life, the device keeps shutting down.

Reports are showing that a large number of Nexus 6P users have downgraded their operating system version back to Android 6.0 Marshmallow and interestingly enough, the problem doesn’t go away. The only solution Nexus 6P users have is to replace the device’s battery with a new one but not everyone has the extra cash to buy a new battery. Well, Google took note of its user feedback and instructed Nexus 6P users to contact the Google Store Support Team. This might not be the perfect solution since Google’s call centered is busy and Nexus 6P users have to wait in line for long times but nonetheless it’s a solution and Google is surely working non-stop to fix this problem.

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15 thoughts on “Google Nexus 6P Comes with Fixes for the Infamous Battery Issue”

  1. Just to add my experience as a 6p user. Like others I was ignored on the Google forum for some time I then contacted Google after seeing the reddit post. My 6p was 14 months old and purchased through Google store in the UK.

    They replaced 6p within a few days, shipping me a new one before expecting the old one back so I’ve not been left without. No idea how long before I see the same shutdown as before though on this new device.

    Interestingly though, my old one (through an app) showed a battery capacity of 2000mah, the new one, just over 4000mah.

  2. I have a 6p as my ‘daily driver’ and I don’t have the issues you describe. ”the device’s battery starts malfunctioning and randomly powering down” sounds pretty damning, I don’t know anyone that has that.
    I’m just saying.

  3. The writer, Wayne whatever should be put in jail. Not only is he an opinionated Google fan boy and or employee, he writes pure c rap. The solution to the battery problem is calling Google. That’s not a solution as anyone with basic reasoning and thinking skills will attest to. A solution is fixing the issue. There is no solution because there is no fix.

  4. I’m guessing this BS article was written by a Google Employee, Fanboy or Form moderator. All of which are as useless a Donald Trump
    So calling google does what?
    They tell you to call Huawei. Who then tell you to call google!

    I am on my 5th 6p, Google told me after number 5 no more returns, PERIOD. Huawei will do a return / repair and send you a factory refurb = somebody else’s broken phone one time ONLY, knowing the replacement will still have the same issue. And the Bonus… you get to be without a phone for 18+ Days!.
    So myself and Thousands of others with the same issue are not only stuck with the over one year old Mic / Phone issue (only people who use the Phone as a PHONE regularly, even know it’s an issue) The people you call, can’t hear you, the mic fails to pick up most OK google commands etc.
    But, since most people DON’T actually talk on the phone and when they do, if there’s a problem, they simply chalk it up to the Old and Played out – “it must be a bad Signal” excuse.)
    We all know we have a phone that is nothing more than a brick.

    The Google you are praising in this Fluff piece, Knows this and thus, decided to never even attempt a fix. Their goal was to just wait it out until the user was past the 14 day return window and or the warrantly.

    But don’t worry, according to you Google and their Crack team of Millionaires is hard at work fixing a phone they no longer sell and one that in many cases, is Fully out of warranty.
    SURE THEY ARE !

    1. To add my experience, like others I was ignored on the Google forum for some time I then contacted Google after seeing the reddit post. My 6p was 14 months old and purchased through Google store in the UK.

      They replaced 6p within a few days, shipping me a new one before expecting the old one back so I’ve not been left without. No idea how long before I see the same shutdown as before though on this new device.

      Interestingly though, my old one (through an app) showed a battery capacity of 2000mah, the new one, just over 4000mah.

  5. I was told by Google support like two weeks ago that if the phone wasn’t purchased through the Google store(was bought through the carrier) that I was SOL.

      1. Not if that were my only alternative… which it’s not. As soon as I can ditch this phone – you bet I will.

          1. are you sure not even the 128gb Pixel XL will suffice? that phone gives you unlimited full resolution photo/video backup without taking up any space in your cloud account.

          2. And you usually have to pay through the nose for the higher capacity. A phone that’s over $1,000 CDN is way too rich for me. I bought the Nexus because the store sold me on how putting my videos and music on Google Play would be awesome. Thing is, I can’t run subtitles off of google play, and when I’m in an area with no signal – I’m screwed.

            To be quite blunt; we are no where near ready for fully cloud dependent devices and I really wish the tech giants would stop acting like we are. Until you can get internet EVERYWHERE regardless of your data plan – it’s just NOT realistic.

            The external SD was a simple and cost effective way of handling data storage. I don’t care about putting aps on it – I want my !@#$% pictures, videos and music on that card. NOT on the cloud or squeezing me out of my already minimal space on my phone.

          3. And lets get real, a phone rarely last more than 2 years. So paying exorbitantly for integrated storage is ludicrous.

    1. Hence why I’ll never buy a phone “made by Google” OnePlus 3T is better than the 6P, it may not have the best camera, but the performance blows the 6P and pretty much every Android phone out of the water with 6GB RAM and while it doesn’t have expandable storage, it had 64GB or 128GB storage options and is cheaper than the 6P’s original launch price.

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