Google Nexus 6P Comes With Major Hardware Issue
Google partnered with Huawei back in 2015 and designed Nexus 6P which is considered to be one of the greatest Android powered devices. The smartphone was Google’s flagship device until a couple of months ago when Pixel and Pixel XL were launched. Nexus 6P is renowned for always being able to provide users with stable performances and to always run on the latest Android version as a courtesy of Google, but recent reports are showing that the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat update causes the device to malfunction.
One month ago Google’s Product Forum was filled with users which were complaining that once Android 7.1.1 Nougat is installed, the device starts randomly shutting down even though there might be around 50 percent of battery life. Google acknowledged this problem and marked the threads as “active” meaning that the developers are working on a quick fix, but lately an even bigger issue appeared. Reports are showing that there are a bunch of Nexus 6P devices which are stuck in a bootloop mode as a result of installing Android 7.1.1 Nougat.
This is even worse than the battery malfunction because if the device goes in bootloop it’s rendered useless. Basically the device starts restating over and over again. What’s even worse is there isn’t any way to fix this problem. There are user reports which show that even after downgrading the operating system down to Android 6.0 Marshmallow the problem doesn’t go away.
A certified Google employee posted on a Reddit forum saying that this problem isn’t software related but it’s actually caused by a hardware malfunction and Google isn’t able to fix it through an OTA (over the air) update. The Google employee actually instructed Nexus 6P users to head over to their place of purchase and check for warranty repair options. Sadly, It looks like this is the only way to get rid of this issue.