Some Google Nexus 6P Users are Reporting Strange Battery Issues after Android Nougat Update

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Every Google Nexus 6P user wants a piece of the sweetest cake – Android Nougat – but it appears that this cake is not sweet for everyone having a go at it.

There are some Nexus 6P owners who are reportedly having it rough with the new Android Nougat OS on their 2015 flagship. This has nothing to do with the battery life, which is one of the most crucial things of a smartphone in the present day.

Of course, the Google Nexus 6P has a decent battery capacity of 3450mAh and even though it has a demanding 5.7-inch QHD AMOLED screen, this battery is huge enough to keep the device alive all through the day and even into the next day, albeit with moderate usage. However, the updated phone has developed a strange battery issue where it just stops working and to bring it back to life, it must first be connected to a power source, even if the battery is full of juice.

One user has taken to YouTube with a video of how the Google Nexus 6P, after taking a few photos, simply goes black and nothing works at all unless the phone is once again connected to a power source. The user further waits for the battery icon to appear on the phone before unplugging it, after which pressing the power button will restart the phone, otherwise, everything remains disabled.

Android Nougat on Google Nexus 6P

At the time of this writing, it has not been determined how widespread this problem is, but since it is happening with a Google Nexus 6P using Android 7.0 Nougat, probably updating to the newer Android 7.1 Nougat would fix the problem.

It’s not strange for smartphones to have battery issues following a major software update, but the latest on Google Nexus 6P is indeed strange. Hopefully Google will find a solution via a quick software update, otherwise, you might be forced to roll back to the previous Android Marshmallow.

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