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Google Nexus 6P: Android 7.1 Nougat Is A Sour Trap!

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One of the perks of owning a smartphone that is directly managed under Google is being the first in getting new features as well as software updates. We have seen it countless times before with the Nexus phones, which tends to be the first to get updated with a newly launched firmware.

But unfortunately, the streak ended with the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat update as the Nexus phones were far behind rival devices in receiving a firmware update. The situation got worse when Google also denied the Nexus 6P from getting Daydream VR support.

We don’t know about you but it feels like Google no longer wants to associate itself with the Nexus nameplate as they want to move onto the new Pixel phones. We dare say this because every decision made by Google in regards to the Nexus 6P made things worse than it already is.

The latest happening is with the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update, which leads to a large number of Nexus 6P getting stuck in a boot loop. The problem is so huge but the complaints made to Google have fallen on deaf years. Google offered zero response about the matter, which is quite shocking if you are to consider how efficient they have been in recent years.

One owner of the Nexus 6P that is stuck in boot loop sent his device to an authorized service centre but was denied to use his warranty due to cosmetic damages on his phone.

The whole incident is a real mess and the Nexus 6P users are at the bitter end of it. This may sound absurd but we are suspecting Google of bricking the Nexus 6P so that owners will upgrade to the Pixel phones. What do you think?

5 Comments

  1. David Kicks

    January 8, 2017 at 3:30 am

    I am having the battery life fail issues Google have offered to replace my 6P ,but the replacement phone has ‘disappeared’ in transit

    Have asked if I can upgrade to the Pixel XL and pay the difference, but existing Google policy prohibits this!

    Come on Google migrate your loyal fan base into Pixel and close this unfortunate chapter

  2. Sergey

    January 8, 2017 at 3:44 am

    Will I upgrade my Nexus to Pixel if Google will screw it up? The answer is NO. That means I will upgrade, but not to Pixel.

  3. Stephane

    January 8, 2017 at 4:12 am

    Sounds like it’s time to switch to Samsung.

  4. Antonio Petrecca

    January 8, 2017 at 5:48 am

    Of course the Nexus 6p is is a majestic phone, which towers over the Pixel! Google is starting to act like Apple by slowing down the other phones and leading buyers to spend, spend, spend! Too bad Pixel has a hard time by being at the 6p’s ankles!! We love our 6p and find the Pixel unworthy of the +400$ price over that of the 6p….. shame!

  5. Shane

    January 8, 2017 at 8:35 am

    If Google bricks their own product for the sake of capitalism, they’re going to push loyal users and consumers to other alternatives. That may be LG, Samsung, or iPhone.

    For what people pay for these phones, there’s no logic in buying another with the hope that they (Google) wouldn’t do it again. I’d rather buy my wife an iPhone, and get myself a competitive Android like the One Plus 3T.

    I used to be all about Android over iOS. However, iOS has come a long way in terms of how it functions for most daily tasks. I’m a power user of my phone because of my choice of profession but am getting to the age/point that I just want things to work out of the box without having to do a bunch of modifications. I don’t mind tinkering & enjoy a bit of geekiness for technology but, I’m not that guy running around thinking code throughout the day. I’m the guy who wants the Vette to drive like one. If I happen to install a booster or turbo in it, then I’ll enjoy that and probably show it off a bit. Can I rebuild the motor? Sure, I can (really). Do I want to? Hell no. I’ve got other things that are more important to devote my time to.

    So Google, in SPITE of done of your questionable demands to 3rd world countries and sketchy requirements in order for you to do business there, I’ve remained a user. Not because I don’t have a moral compass. More so because it’s pretty much Android or iPhone. Sure, there’s blackberry & MS but, MS is a definite”no” whilst I haven’t kept up with Blackberry enough to know if they’d be able to suitably replace you in my daily functionality.

    That all said, IF Google DID start bricking past phones, I think a class action law suit would be in order for their business practice, violating US consumer protection laws, and perhaps more. Not to mention destruction of property. Perhaps all the Nexus users would become the new owners of Google and could swap the B.O.D. out to folks who appreciate the grass roots of Nexus while trying to strike the balance with the mobs that have an “i” branded on them.