Google and Huawei have initially agreed for a settlement. Two companies, Google and Huawei, teamed to launch a new smartphone in 2015. But after the launch of Nexus 6P, many users reported the existence of boot loop flaws in their phones. As per reports of The Verge, both tech giants have agreed to pay the users who faced the issue in their Nexus 6P. The move arrives after a class-action lawsuit. The first case started two years ago, in April 2017. The law firm Chimicles & Tikellis filed a class action case against the tech giants. The companies might have to pay up to $9.75 million in total fork outs.
The prosecution claimed that Google and Huawei knowingly violated the device warranty, and did not respond to the bug. The applicants also said the companies continued to sell the defective devices while denying to admit the problem. Still, the decision remains up to the court to confirm the preliminary settlement (PDF). From the total amount of reimbursement, some amount will go on account of legal fees. The next hearing of the Nexus 6P case will take place on 9th May. If the court approves the settlement, the people who purchased Nexus 6P on or after 25th September 2015 will get the compensation amount.
As per the current proposal, the people eligible for the settlement could get $400 for the defective product. Besides, the users who claimed for a Pixel XL under the warranty exchange program would receive up to $10. It is essential to submit proof of facing both boot loops and unexpected shutdowns to qualify for the $400 payment. In case if one presents evidence of boot loops only, then the user could get $325. Whereas, $150 as a settlement for shutdowns. Those who offer relevant records for the issues will receive the most settlement money. It is not the first time; a phone maker has to pay for the settlement. Before this, LG faced the same type of lawsuit. As a result, in January 2018, it spent $425 per user for the defects.