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[A representational image] Google Nexus deviceReuters

An Android bug problem is affecting the Google's new Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P series smartphones, which hit stores across the world a couple of months ago.

Since the release, there had been some stray complaints of devices' screens displaying washed out colours, especially the black back-ground portrayed in the videos and images.

Now, the list of grieving Nexus device users has grown manifold on the Android Open Source Project - Issue Tracker.

Taking cognizance of the issue, the company's software engineer has released a statement acknowledging the bug.

It is said that the Android Marshmallow update has altered the RGB settings of the device from 'full RGB' (value, which ranges from 0 to 255) to 'RGB Limited' (16-235) causing screen to display washed out colours.

The good news is that that the issue has been addressed for Nexus smartphones and the company would deploy MR (Maintenance Release) update to the affected devices as soon as possible. But, the work on the Nexus Player to fix the glitch is still under way.

"Hey everyone, We understand the severity of this issue. It's a widespread problem impacting all Nexus Players on 6.0. We're working as fast as possible to resolve it," said a Google engineer on Android Open Source Project - Issue Tracker.

"We also noticed similar problems on Nexus 6P and 5X, as reported in #14; however, those had a different root-cause. Those have been fixed internally, and will be included in a future MR." added the Google engineer.

Stay tuned for more updates.