After a number of Nexus 6P smartphones unexpectedly shutdown and ended up in boot loop cycles, a federal class action complaint has been filled accusing both Google and Huawei of fraud. The lawsuit mentions that although there were issues with the device, both of the companies never admitted the issues and continued to ship the phones to the consumers.
The smartphone debuted back in 2015 with solid praise over the specifications as it was a flagship smartphone which solid features. However, the lawsuit filed today mentions that a number of users have experienced unexpected shutdown. As a result, the lawsuit was filed to force both Google and Huawei to undertake a recall or repair program and act accordingly.
The lawsuit includes a number of users’ comments from Reddit and it notes that the complaints began last year and the companies failed to act to protect its users’ rights. The lawsuit explained, “When bootlooping occurs, the phone is essentially a very expensive paperweight. After the Defect occurs, the Phone no longer operates whatsoever. It cannot be used to make calls, send text messages, access the internet, or use any other function available on the Phone. Consumers lose all access to any data or information stored on the Phone, including any photographs or other intellectual property.”
Lawsuits like this isn’t uncommon as previously, several top tier devices including LG’s G4, V10, G5, V20 also suffered from similar issues. It’s remain to be seen however, how the lawsuit turns out and with Google expected to launch its next models for Pixel Smartphone, the company might want to avoid complaints that can hinder the expected sales figure.
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