Reports are starting to trickle out onto the Internet about Nexus 6 devices that are falling apart. Owners are reporting the back covers are coming off of the units although the reason has not yet been identified. In some cases it appears to be a problem with the glue that Motorola used to affix the back covers. However, others are reporting their batteries are swelling to the point they cause the covers to pop off.
The reports that have come in so far have varied as to how soon owners of the Nexus 6 are experiencing problems. Some buyers report their devices were showing signs of separation out of the box when they received their new device. Others are reporting the problem takes some time to develop. In an unfortunate turn for Motorola, reports of similar problems have also started to surface for the Moto X 2014 and the Motorola DROID Turbo.
Motorola appears to be aware of the problem even though they have not come out with a public statement. In response to a tweet directed to Motorola Support, they did acknowledge they are “seeing a few” devices being returned with defective back covers.
If you do notice the problem with your Nexus 6, you can try to contact the retailer where you bought your device and see if you can get a refund. Choosing a replacement may result in a refurbished unit being provided to you if you go that route. In either case, it is not clear whether the replacement unit may be subject to the same issue.