iFixit has signed a take care of Google to make Pixel repairs a lot simpler. iFixit.com will promote real Google components individually and in kits later this yr. Each corporations printed weblog posts concerning the collaboration.
Google says that components will probably be provided for the “Pixel 2 via Pixel 6 Professional, in addition to future Pixel fashions, within the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and EU nations the place Pixel is out there.” iFixit is the main web site for shoppers wanting to seek out components and directions on methods to repair units, and shortly, it would promote Pixel screens, batteries, cameras, and extra. In the event you do not need to repair the telephone 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 help 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 be planning to supply smartphone components via the restore web site. Samsung’s partnership with iFixit begins this summer time and solely covers the S20, S21, and Tab S7+, although Samsung says it desires to increase this system over time. Google’s take care of iFixit covers every part again to the 2017 Pixel 2, which is stunning on condition that many earlier Pixels have been made in partnership with Android manufactuers like LG or HTC. Apple can be embracing the DIY restore market with its personal in-house components service.
Google says that “bettering repairability is a vital method to assist prolong the life and usefulness of your telephone.” If that’s the firm’s purpose, we hope to see Google prolong the lifetime of Pixel telephones by providing longer replace timelines. At present, Pixel telephones get simply three years of main OS updates, whereas Samsung gives 4 and Apple gives six.