Back in April, we told you that Google and Huawei had agreed to pay Nexus 6P owners $9.75 million to settle a class action suit. The plaintiffs complained that their phones suffered from boot looping and battery drain. Today, the law firms that negotiated on behalf of the Nexus 6P owners, Chimicles Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith LLP and Girard Sharp LLP, announced that the United States District Court for the Northern District of California gave preliminary approval to the settlement back on May 3rd.
Nexus 6P owners who purchased the phone brand new between September 29, 2015, and May 3, 2019. If you purchased a Nexus 6P between those dates but didn't join the lawsuit, it is not too late. You have until September 3rd to claim your slice of the settlement; submit a claim form by clicking on this website or by calling 1-855-336-4167.The class includes all
If you don't file a claim before September 3rd, you will not receive your share of the settlement
If you file a claim, you will lose the right to sue Google and Huawei over this matter. Those who exclude themselves from the class action won't get their share of the settlement, but they will still have the right to pursue legal action against the two companies. While you can't write to the court and demand a larger settlement, you can write and tell the court why you don't like it. And you can appear in the courtroom on October 10th to tell the judge why you don't think the settlement is fair. But if you sit back and do nothing, you will miss out on receiving part of the settlement, and you will lose the opportunity to sue Google and Huawei.
A number of Android phones, all produced by LG, had bootlooping and battery draining issues including the LG G4, LG G5, LG V10, LG V20, and the Nexus 5X. Earlier this week, Google temporarily stopped distributing the Android Q Beta 4 update after it caused several Pixel models to start the never-ending bootlooping cycle. But Pixel users are luckier as they can end the bootlooping, according to one user, by restarting the phone, going into recovery mode and rebooting the phone from the menu. A less palatable fix involves a factory reset, which means that all of the data on the phone will be lost.
The suit was originally filed in April 2017 and Huawei was being blamed by Nexus 6P owners for the faulty hardware. Google was named in the suit for the problematic software, and the plaintiffs complained that the phone's warranty wasn't always being honored. Even those times when a user was able to get a new unit, he or she would have to wait weeks to receive it. And when the replacement arrived, it was often a refurbished unit that suffered from the same issues as the phone returned under warranty. The plaintiffs also said that Google and Huawei should have known about the problems with the phone in advance and never disclosed them in order to continue selling the model.