Google and Huawei to Pay $400 to Nexus 6P Users to Settle Class Action Lawsuit
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Multiple users reported unfrequent, and immediate battery drains in the Nexus 6P devices. After facing numerous complaints and a Class action lawsuit against the company, Huawei and Google have jointly agreed to compensate the users of Nexus 6P devices for the inconvenience. The companies will together pay up to $400 to each user once the proper documentation is presented. This is the preliminary agreement between Google and Huawei which is pending the court approval. Once the court approves this settlement on May 9th, the companies will start providing the compensation up to $400 to the eligible users.
The total amount that the companies have agreed to pay to the users is nearly $9.75 million to all of the users. The class action lawsuit started in April 2017 and is on the verge of settlement. According to the lawsuit, Huawei ignored the Warranty agreement even after knowing the defects with the device and denied replacement or repair to the faulty devices. As Huawei received the contract for manufacturing Google’s Android reference devices in the Nexus Lineup, the lawsuit alleged Both Google and Huawei for the charges.
As per the Preliminary agreement between Google and Huawei, the users of Faulty devices will receive up to $400 if they provide appropriate documentation. If the users fail to provide documentation, then they will receive no more than $75 per device. Also, the users who’ve exchanged the Nexus 6P device with Pixel XL under the exchange program will accept no more than $10 for the inconvenience caused by ignorance of the companies. This is not the first time when a smartphone company faced such issues. Last year, LG had to pay $425 per user for the faulty devices. LG manufactured Nexus series devices for Google and ignored the problems which caused Bootloop and broke the device on the software side. The agreement between Google and Huawei to settle the lawsuit is awaiting approval from the Courts.
Tajammul Pangarkar is a CMO at Prudour Pvt Ltd. Tajammul longstanding experience in the fields of mobile technology and industry research is often reflected in his insightful body of work. His interest lies in understanding tech trends, dissecting mobile applications, and raising general awareness of technical know-how. He frequently contributes to numerous industry-specific magazines and forums. When he’s not ruminating about various happenings in the tech world, he can usually be found indulging in his next favorite interest - table tennis.
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