Google Nexus 6P Upgrading To Android 7.1.1 Nougat Might not be the Wisest Choice
Usually, one of the advantages that owning a Nexus smartphone brings to users is the fact that Google is directly managing the devices meaning that users get Android firmware updates ahead of time. Well, this tradition recently ended because Google switched its attention from the Nexus brand ever since it launched its first ever “Google-made” Pixel devices.
This was clearly seen a few months ago when Google launched its latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system update. What happened was that Google delayed the update from arriving to Nexus 6P and when it finally arrived it was ridden with issues. One major problem Nexus 6P users experienced was the device’s battery started malfunctioning and randomly powering off. This certainly upset Nexus fans, especially since the only known way to fix it was to change the device’s battery with a brand new one.
If the battery issue looked bad, there’s an even more major one. Recent reports are showing that once Android users install the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat update the Nexus 6P goes into a bootloop mode thus being rendered useless. This problem is already widespread, affecting hundreds of Nexus 6 owners and the only statement Google made didn’t provide Nexus 6 users with any helpful information, it just instructed them to return their device to the shop their bought it from and ask for a repair.
What’s really annoying is that even though the device’s warranty might be available, some shops could refuse repairing or replacing the smartphone if it presents cosmetic damages. Right now, all that Nexus 6P users are thinking is that this is actually a marketing scheme from Google to try and persuade them into buying a Pixel device.