iFixit has signed a take care of Google to make Pixel repairs a lot simpler. iFixit.com will promote real Google elements individually and in kits later this yr. Each corporations printed weblog posts in regards to the collaboration.
Google says that elements will likely be supplied for the “Pixel 2 by means of Pixel 6 Professional, in addition to future Pixel fashions, within the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and EU international locations the place Pixel is offered.” iFixit is the main web site for customers wanting to search out elements and directions on easy methods to repair gadgets, and shortly, it can promote Pixel screens, batteries, cameras, and extra. Should you do not wish to repair the cellphone your self, Google factors out that it additionally has licensed restore offers with uBreakiFix within the US and Canada and “related partnerships with walk-in assist suppliers in Canada, Germany, Japan, and the UK.”
Google’s take care of iFixit comes on the heels of a related settlement with Samsung, which can also be planning to supply smartphone elements by means of the restore web site. Samsung’s partnership with iFixit begins this summer season and solely covers the S20, S21, and Tab S7+, although Samsung says it desires to develop this system over time. Google’s take care of iFixit covers all the pieces again to the 2017 Pixel 2, which is shocking on condition that many earlier Pixels have been made in partnership with Android manufactuers like LG or HTC. Apple can also be embracing the DIY restore market with its personal in-house elements service.
Google says that “bettering repairability is a vital manner to assist prolong the life and usefulness of your cellphone.” If that’s the firm’s aim, we hope to see Google prolong the lifetime of Pixel telephones by providing longer replace timelines. At the moment, Pixel telephones get simply three years of main OS updates, whereas Samsung gives 4 and Apple gives six.