Owners of defective 2016 Google Pixels can now claim up to $500

Enlarge / Get paid for your defective Google microphones.

Back in May, Google settled the defective Pixel 1 lawsuit brought against it in 2018 for $7.25 million, and now owners can file a claim at a new Pixel Settlement website. Owners of a first-generation Pixel could get up to $500 if they bought multiple defective devices, and everyone that bought an original Pixel before the cut-off date is entitled to $20, even if they didn’t experience a defect.

Some of the first-generation Pixel phones went out the door with defective microphones, and a class action lawsuit alleged that Google couldn’t or wouldn’t fix the problem. Google denies these allegations, but the company still agreed to pay out $7.25 million. According to the settlement site, Pixel 1 owners are eligible for a payout if they live in the United States and bought “a new Pixel or Pixel XL smartphone manufactured before January 4, 2017 and did not receive a replacement Pixel manufactured after January 3, 2017 or refurbished after June 5, 2017.”

The site details four payment tiers that customers can land in:

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