The “30% bug” that hit iPhone 6s variants as early as last year (that’s still 2015, by the way!) and forced Apple Inc. to publicly admit the issue seems to have now spread to the Google Pixel.
A report by Redditor vrski_15 seems to have been the only evidence of this, but the 73 comments on the /r/GooglePixel subreddit post now show that the battery drain problem was also seen in the Google Pixel XL, as well as the Nexus 6P.
Though some commenters on the thread say that the issue on Nexus 6P devices were present before the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update that recently dropped, others hold that the latest Android update could be one of the possible sources of the problem.
To be clear, this issue with Google Pixel smartphones, though apparently similar to Apple’s issue with iPhone 6s and other iPhone models, has not been directly linked to any battery issue. In Apple’s case it was a clear battery problem, but it took the Cupertino smartphone maker the better part of a year to admit they really did have a problem. And that, too, only after Chinese consumers made an issue of it and brought in the local government watchdog to address the situation with Apple.
The power draining issue with the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL has only come to light over the past four days, but it already seems to be escalating into an actual problem.
Users do admit that with the 6P, Google support quickly replaced their units with fresh pieces. However, at this point we still don’t know what exactly is causing the issue and whether or not a software update will fix it.
If your Google Pixel or Google Pixel XL is exhibiting any signs of this sudden battery drain, please do notify Google support and let them know where you purchased the unit and other relevant details.
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