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Google faces Pixel suit

Google faces Pixel suit

This week two Pixel owners, Patricia Weeks and Waleed Anba, filed a proposed class action suit in federal court in San Jose, Calif. against Google for the allegedly defective microphones.

In Weeks' case, the lawsuit claims that after notifying Google support staff of her issues with the microphone, Google acknowledged that Weeks' device was defective but refused to refund her money or replace her device with a non-defective unit, even though she was still under warranty.

Past year saw Google introduce updated versions of the phones - the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL - which were a critical success.

It is worth mentioning here that Google Pixel users have been complaining about the issues with microphone ever since Pixel smartphones were launched in October 2016.

According to Google, Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones suffer from a "hairline crack in the solder connection on the audio codec". The warranty terms say that the company "will in its sole discretion and to the extent permitted by law either fix your Phone using new or refurbished parts, replace your Phone with a new or refurbished Phone functionally at least equivalent to yours, or accept the return of the Phone in exchange for a refund of the purchase price you paid for the Phone".

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Google's Pixel phones were the first of the company's handsets to be marketed as "Made by Google", in contrast to earlier "Nexus" phones that were openly designed by third-party firms. The company also said the problem can occur due to the temperature of the phone or the way it is being held.

Making things worse was that Google kept on selling the Pixel and Pixel XL despite a string of evidence that something was wrong with the devices. It promoted the Pixel phones as premium products and priced them from $649 to $869. The lawsuit alleges that it "compromises the phone's core functionality, preventing consumers from communicating by voice call and from using features like Google Assistant".

Google has a history of hardware defects.

When they brought the problem to Google's attention, the company didn't offer to replace or refund the devices, which this complaint alleges was a breach of Google's own warranty.

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