Some of you may remember an unfortunate page in the history of Android back in 2015-2016. Faulty chipsets caused a few devices to experience never-ending bootloops, or as we call it in the community, a “hard brick.” To this day, we still don’t know all the details on the exact issue with the devices. One of the most notable victims of the “great bricking” was the Nexus 6P, Google’s flagship device of the time. It was named as the best device of the year by many, but as you’d guess, it didn’t live up to the promise.
Unsurprisingly, the bricking of the devices were followed by a class action lawsuit, demanding Google and Huawei (the OEM which built the device) to reimburse the buyers of the Nexus 6P. It was then followed by a year of silence, after which we got the information that the court denied the motions from Google to dismiss the case. According to the newest information from The Verge, we may finally get the update to the situation. The new proposed settlement gives Google and Huawei liability to pay up to $400 to each Nexus 6P user in the US who bought the device on or after September 25th, 2015. Though, if you used the warranty exchange program to get the Pixel XL, you’ll only be eligible for reimbursement for up to $10. To get the reimbursement at its fullest, you have to submit a claim with the proper documentation.
As I already mentioned, you will only be able to get the reimbursement if you’re a citizen of the United States, as that’s where the lawsuit took place. Keep in mind that the decision is not final, as the proposed settlement still needs to be approved by the court. The next, and probably final hearing, will take place on May 9th. We’ll make sure to update you with the results and the details.
Source: The Verge
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