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Some owners of the Google Nexus 6P smartphone had serious issues with the device that led to a class action lawsuit being filed against Google and Huawei, the maker of the smartphone. The law firm that handled the class action lawsuit has announced that impacted owners of the Nexus 6P can now file their claims and has a website standing by to process those claims. The claim website gives owners of the Nexus 6P the ability to file an online claim through September 3, 2019. To get reimbursed in the settlement, users have to submit documentation that proves they purchased a Nexus 6P smartphone between September 29, 2015, and May 3, 2019. Users also have to choose one of three filing options and... Read more...
Some Nexus 6P owners might be in for a hefty payday. That's because Google and Huawei have agreed to settle a class action lawsuit that would pay Nexus 6P device owners up to $400, should the settlement be approved by a court. The total amount of the settlement is $9.75 million, paid out in cash (as opposed to a rebate on a future purchase). "All Nexus 6P purchasers within the United States are eligible to participate. Class members can claim a share of the settlement fund by filing online or by mail," a court document related to the settlement agreement reads. The class action lawsuit dates back to 2017, when consumers complained of two annoying issues. The first alleges that a battery issue... Read more...
If you've been clinging on to one of Google's Nexus-branded Android flagship smartphones, the end is near. No, we're not talking about your smartphone suddenly refusing to operate; instead, Google has just pushed out the final “guaranteed” official software update for Nexus devices. The last Nexus smartphones to launch from Google were the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, which debuted in late 2015. Under Google's three-year update policy, both smartphones have received two major Android releases (Android 7.0 Nougat in 2016 and Android 8.0 Oreo in 2017) along with three years of monthly security updates. The monthly security updates should have ended in September, but Google out of nowhere... Read more...
One of the distinguishing features of Google's Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL flagship Android Oreo smartphones compared to their predecessors is the inclusion of Portrait Mode. Portrait Mode allows the main cameras on the Pixel 2 family to produce a synthetic shallow depth effect in photos with a single camera lens, whereas most competitors use a dual-camera setup to achieve the same results. "For shallow depth-of-field, synthetic defocusing is not the same as real optical defocusing, but the visual effect is similar enough to achieve the same goal, of directing your attention towards the main subject," wrote Google engineers Marc Levoy and Yael Pritch in a research blog back in October. While Portrait... Read more...
You may have found yourself cursing the smartphone gods if you picked up a Nexus 6P handset only to have it eventually develop an annoying habit of endlessly rebooting. Known as the Bootloop of Death, users tried in vain to find a solution, but no amount of flashing, re-flashing, and wiping affected handsets seemed to cure whatever was ailing the phone. That led to the belief that a hardware issue was the culprit, not software, and there is now (finally) a fix in place.The random reboot issue popped up around the end of 2016, with users taking to forums and social media to complain about the issue. This is not to be confused with the premature shutdown bug that led to a class action lawsuit against... Read more...
Before the Pixel and Pixel XL took their place as Google's flagship handsets, there was the Nexus 6P, a universally praised smartphone built by Chinese smartphone maker Huawei. When the Nexus 6P debuted, it was lauded for its big size display and collection of hardware and features at a serviceable price point. It even earned our Editor's Choice award during our own evaluation. Fast forward to today and unfortunately the same handset is now drawing criticism by some users who are experiencing shutdown problems. There are enough users having trouble with the Nexus 6P that Chimicles & Tikellis LLP is investigating a potential class-action lawsuit against Google. According to user complaints... Read more...
CyanogenMod might be pushing up daisies, but LineageOS has picked up where the fan favorite custom ROM project left off and is starting to blossom. As promised, the developers behind LineageOS released new builds over the weekend. The initial roll out includes support for a handful of devices, though in the coming days and weeks LineageOS will expand to support more than 80 gadgets. To kick things off, LineageOS made new builds available for Google's Nexus 6P (angler) and Nexus 5X (bullhead), Motorola's Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus (athene), Nextbit's Robin (ether), and Xiaomi's Redmi 1S (armani). The available builds are labeled "lineage" rather than "cm" and use the same build number system as... Read more...
Huawei really hit it big with the American populous last year with the introduction of the Nexus 6P, the flagship smartphone that helped kick off Google’s Android 6.0 Marshmallow push. Equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, 5.7-inch QHD display and sleek aluminum unibody design, the Nexus 6P deservedly received a lot of praise (including from us here at HotHardware). Huawei is looking to build on the welcome reception that the Nexus 6P received stateside with launch of something decidedly more mainstream: the GX8. The GX8, which was first announced at this year’s CES, features an aluminum unibody design (with chamfered edges) that is capped up with 2.5D glass on the front. The display... Read more...
Chocolates and flowers are what usually come to mind as gift ideas for Valentine's Day, but Google has something else you might love. Just one week removed from permanently slashing the price of its Nexus 5X by $30 to $349, the sultan of search has issued another price drop, this one $50 and presumably a temporary one in celebration of the day for lovers and romantics. It also applies to the gold-colored Nexus 6P.When you think about it, what says long-term relationship more appropriately than a smartphone? It's a gift that can take things to the next level, just be sure the recipient is ready for such a commitment. Otherwise, it's a bit stallkerish, as in, "Hey girl, you haven't been answering... Read more...
If you were in the market for a Nexus 6P, Google has given you a big reason to go ahead and take the plunge. Google has cut the price on its flagship Marshmallow smartphone by $50, making the entry-level 32GB model $449. The 64GB and 128GB models as a result fall to $499 and $599 respectively. As if the lower pricing wasn’t enough, Google is also offering free overnight shipping for the Huawei-manufactured smartphone starting today. And since we’re in the holiday shopping season, Google is offering an extended return window for the Nexus 6P. Purchases made between now and December 25th can be returned through January 22nd, 2016. And to top it off, every Nexus 6P comes with a 90-day free subscription... Read more...
Today we're going take a look at Google's latest Nexus-branded phablet, the Nexus 6P. Arriving just under a year after the Motorola-built, 5.96-inch Nexus 6, the Nexus 6P is actually a hair smaller, thinner and indeed, slightly more manageable. The 6P also marks Huawei's first foray into Google's Nexus family of products, which may allow the company to make a larger impact on the U.S. market -- a market which has been hesitant to embrace the brand on its own to this point. The Nexus 6P is the big brother to the Nexus 5X (review forthcoming), which launched alongside it, but there's a lot more to discuss here than sheer size. Sure, the 5.7-inch WQHD display dwarfs the 5.2-inch 1080p panel found... Read more...
A new video casts doubt on the durability of Google's shiny flagship handset, the Nexus 6P, and even elicits a comparison to Jar Jar Binks from the video's creator. Is the phone actually so badly constructed that it actually warrants a Jar Jar Binks mention? That's debatable, depending on what you make of the testing methodology. The video was posted by YouTube user JerryRigsEverything, a self-proclaimed fix it guy who works on jeeps, motorcycles, cell phones, and pretty much everything (hence the name). In this instance, he got his hands on Google's Nexus 6P, built by Huawei, and ran a series of durability tests to see how it fares in its own right, along with in comparison to other handsets... Read more...
Google is prepping a new flagship phone for pre-order sale, the Nexus 6P, and it looks every bit a top-end device. Naturally the only logical thing to do with a high-tech handset loaded to the brim with cutting edge components is tear into the sucker and get a close-up look at its guts. Ah, but save yourself the cost and stress and disassembling a $500 device, it's already been done.Fresh off a teardown analysis of the Surface Pro 4, the gutty geeks at iFixIt turned their attention from tablets to smartphones by prying open the Nexus 6P. The teardown actually represents a first for the website -- yes, they've taken apart scores of phones and Android products in the past, but this is the first... Read more...
If you were one of the many people that eagerly preordered the new Nexus 6P flagship Android 6.0 Marshmallow smartphone, we have some bad news for you. It appears that Google and the manufacturer of the Nexus 6P, Huawei, have encountered a few snags with production and will have to delay some shipments. The Nexus 6P was originally slated to start shipping between October 27th and October 28th, but the unspecified delay has pushed shipments to the November 7th to November 14th timeframe. In an email sent to Nexus 6P early birds, the Google Store Team writes, “We have some not-so-great news: It’s going to take a little longer to get the 6P to you than we would have liked. We’re working hard to... Read more...
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