Lately, we've seen the rise of users experiencing loads of battery troubles on their Nexus 6P. Some users claim it being at a high percentage and jumping down to 0% suddenly without warning. With those issues, we wonder if there will be a fix for this. So Google, in light of all the issues, including this one, have made some changes for the Nexus 6 devices.
Google's operable plan recently included downgrading said devices from 7.1.1 to 7.0. Because of the range of problems occurred, this was the current safe move until either a better patch is made or wait until 8.0 releases. However, there have been talks across multiple news sites that Google Android Program will be discontinuing this device very soon, as it will have passed, within the next year, the mark of support (which is 2 year update guarantee).
Now, what does this do to users? It aggravates them, because the phones are not being factory reset during this update, so crashing apps, battery problems, and another whole host of issues are occurring (especially via reports on Android forums and Reddit, among other social sites). Oh and what about this issue that half of all Android devices not getting security updates? Security updates are vital to protect from ransomware, which we should all be reminded, is a growing threat.
All it takes is one vulnerability for malware to exploit and then full blown ransomware can occur - locking your device with a ransom note that requires you to pay just to unlock your device and/or files. We don't have time for that folks!!!
Furthermore, what results we see is that this is likely another Google blunder, or just a fake out, where users will have to wipe their devices and do a reinstall of everything, just because of this issue. Some have wondered if the Nexus 7 would be any better or if the issues will still occur. Some have asserted that Nexus 7 is super similar to Nexus 6, and that the only difference is the display size.
Any thoughts from our community then?