Some Nexus 6P owners are experiencing random battery failure


Many Nexus 6P owners are having serious battery issues following the upgrade to Android 7.0 Nougat, according to user reports on Reddit,

Users are reporting sudden and unexpected battery drops followed by shut down. One user-created video shows the device dying after taking a few photos at about 50 percent battery life. He then attempts to bring the handset back to life by holding down the power button but ultimately has to resort to plugging the phone into its charger before it will turn on.

The user in the video states he’s using a new Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) phone. For those unfamiliar with the term, RMA refers to the process of returning a product to the original vendor — in this case Google — rather than the distributor. He also shows viewers that he is using 7.0, not a beta version of the OS.

The video post was highly upvoted on Reddit and received comments such as “Mine literally dropped from 23 percent to zero percent whilst watching the video.”

Updating to Android 7.1.1 might solve the issue, though some commenters have stated that the bug is present there too.

Related: Android 7.1 Developer Preview now available, delivers Pixel features to Nexus devices

[source]Reddit[/source][via]Android Authority[/via]