Google has announced that it will replace defective Nexus 6P smartphones with the new Pixel devices. Users of the Nexus phones will have to get rid of the 2-year-old smartphone and accept the 2016’s Google Pixel XL. This is a part of the tech giant’s warranty policy. While most companies usually replace your problematic phones with new ones, Google is replacing the brand itself. According to latest reports, the Mountain View company will offer Nexus users to replace their phones with the Pixel XL handsets. It is interesting to note that Google will reportedly launch the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 in October this year.
The report regarding Google’s new warranty replacement was first reported by Android Police. The website said that it found ‘sporadic reports’ of the Nexus owners getting Pixel replacement smartphones. However, the site added that there is nothing new in this since Google has been doing this for quite a few months now. It has to be noted that the offer is not available worldwide as of now. Currently, only the Nexus 6P users in Canada and the US can replace their phones will the latest Pixel XL mobiles. The report said that in other major markets like the UK, users are still getting the refurbishes Nexus 6P devices.
Moreover, users who purchased their Nexus 6P mobiles from the Google Store can avail this warranty upgrade. It is unclear if the users are chosen at random or not. The report cited users as saying that some of them got the 32GB variant of the Pixel XL, while some of the got the 128GB version. Meanwhile, the Nexus 6P has 64GB of internal storage.
This is interesting since Google has not announced that it will stop the manufacturing of Nexus phones. But this warranty policy seems to suggest so. It will not be a surprising move since recently the Nexus users have complained of battery problems and hardware issues. However, what’s surprising is that Google is not at all strict with the new policy. It has been giving away the Pixel phones, as soon as a report is received, the Android Police report said. However, it makes sense, since the company is going to launch its new Pixel devices soon.