OK #PixelC… I am not happy
Shared with: Public, Keith I Myers, Un Lo, NVIDIA, Renaud Lepage, George Byers, Christopher Tate+1’d by: Andrew Bernstein, ༄ KACE, Fedor von Bock, Chris Vukin, Keegan Jacobson, Dor Kleiman, Chris Pugrud, Carlos Miguel PereiraReshared by: Keegan JacobsonUn Lo – 2015-12-26 20:19:35-0500Ruh rohKeith I Myers – 2015-12-26 20:20:53-0500+Un Lo yeh. I rebooted it as the touchscreen was acting a bit strange and then this happened. It looks like a factory reset is needed. FML!Keith I Myers – 2015-12-26 20:28:48-0500+Un Lo – I did a factory reset as requested and now it is in a boot loop. I may need to make a call over to Google. Brandon Padgett – 2015-12-26 21:38:43-0500Did you try turning it on and off again?Keith I Myers – 2015-12-26 21:47:28-0500Google is going to be doing a replacement on the Pixel C 🙁Christopher Tate – 2015-12-26 22:02:39-0500Typically this means the OS flash drive is going bad. It happens even on brand new drives; this is what warranties on disk drives have always been about. 😥Keith I Myers – 2015-12-26 22:03:45-0500+Christopher Tate– That is likely what happened. I already have it packed in the box ready to go out on Monday morningGeorge Byers – 2015-12-26 22:58:34-0500Sometimes I really wonder if Google’s devices are ready for prime time. Un Lo – 2015-12-26 23:02:39-0500Yikes. Good to know they are going to get you a replacement. Just out of curiosity, it was completely stock correct? Keith I Myers – 2015-12-26 23:26:51-0500+George Byers – As someone who has used a fair share of Google Products (Glass, Chromebooks, Nexui, etc), I can say that they are not always perfect out of the gate and sometimes take a few updates to get it right. As an example, the fist few updates to Google Glass were painful because they caused crazy battery drain and performance issues. It took a few months before it was usable.
+Un Lo – Completely stock, I have not even entered the recovery on the unit before. To be honest, I have not felt the need to root since I went all Nexus for my daily drivers. i did flash the M developer preview on my Nexus player but other then that, I have been living the stock life. Renaud Lepage – 2015-12-26 23:45:10-0500SO glad I’m not the only one to whom this happened.
I went for full refund, +Keith I Myers.Keith I Myers – 2015-12-26 23:46:09-0500 – Updated: 2015-12-26 23:47:11-0500+Renaud Lepage – Can you explain a bit more about what led up to yours bricking? I wonder if there is a bad batch. Did you have the 32 GB or 64 GB?Renaud Lepage – 2015-12-26 23:48:12-0500+Keith I Myers I had put mine in its box for transport from work to home, on day one. The exact same thing happened. I didn’t even think about keeping it. I sent it straight back and asked for a refund.
People have been giving +NVIDIA crap with their SHIELD line (Tablet and TabletK1) – but I dare say Google may have dropped the ball harder. I’m just going to wait for an eventual SHIELD TX1.Keith I Myers – 2015-12-26 23:50:03-0500+Renaud Lepage – This happened 3 weeks into owning it. I did like the unit so I did not go with the refund route. Can you let me know the following
1) When did you purchase yours?
2) Did you have the 32 or 64 GB version?Renaud Lepage – 2015-12-26 23:52:29-0500+Keith I Myers
1. Purchased on announcement day, originally received on December 10th (2015)
2. 32gb version.Keith I Myers – 2015-12-26 23:53:36-0500+Renaud Lepage – I also got mine on the first day but opted for the 64 GB versionBrandon Padgett – 2015-12-27 00:01:33-0500Likely faulty drive, but it could be faulty software. I start to wonder when it’s an issue seen by a number of people.
What makes me really question the software of the pixel C is the fact that it seems half baked and rushed. The hardware seems solid, but Android seems rushed. Even the bootloader just seems wrong and screams chrome OS. It’s times like these that make me think it might be software issues rather than the normal hardware issue.
When dealing with encryption, if the software encounters something it doesn’t quite know how to deal with, it could cause something of this nature. I deal with encryption daily at work, and I see broken encryption caused by software or software updates regularly. Christopher Tate – 2015-12-27 01:05:48-0500This is almost certainly the drive, IMO.Albert Altman – 2015-12-27 05:26:07-0500Boo google! had the same issue with a Samsung Galaxy note 4.༄ KACE – 2015-12-27 07:03:23-0500Oh dear