Android 7.0 Nougat started rolling out to Nexus devices earlier in November and a number of users started upgrading to the latest Android version. In this lot is the Nexus 6P group as well wherein members are now reporting that the update has seemingly messed up the smartphone’s battery.
A number of complaints on social media sites as well as official Android product forums [Link 1, Link 2, Link 3]started popping up with almost all users complaining that their Nexus 6P’s battery is dying unexpectedly even if there’s plenty of juice left. Users are complaining that the Nexus 6P would switch off abruptly even when the battery indicator would show 50-60 per cent battery left.
The issue on Nexus 6P smartphones has already been posted in Google’s Issue Tracker but currently holds a priority of “small” on the website. Most users have reported their battery dying out between 10 and 60 percent and the issue is more prominent in regions with cold climates as per the report.
One of the worst side effects of this issue is inability of people stuck in emergency to get in touch with their friends and family in time of need. One user complained, “One evening I was stuck in traffic for 2 hours for a multiple vehicle crash. I had over 50 percent battery left and when I tried to call my family and let them know I’m stuck and wasn’t involved in the crash the phone died,” as pointed out by 9to5Google.
There are those who have claimed that rolling back the Nexus 6P to an earlier version of the Android OS hasn’t helped and the battery of the smartphone is dying at levels lower than that in the case of Android 7.0 Nougat. Let us know in the comments section below if you are facing similar issue with your Nexus 6P or any other device.