iFixit has signed a cope with Google to make Pixel repairs a lot simpler. iFixit.com will promote real Google components individually and in kits later this 12 months. Each firms revealed weblog posts concerning the collaboration.
Google says that components can be supplied for the “Pixel 2 by Pixel 6 Professional, in addition to future Pixel fashions, within the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and EU nations the place Pixel is obtainable.” iFixit is the main website for shoppers wanting to seek out components and directions on repair gadgets, and shortly, it is going to promote Pixel screens, batteries, cameras, and extra. If you happen to do not wish to repair the telephone your self, Google factors out that it additionally has approved restore offers with uBreakiFix within the US and Canada and “comparable partnerships with walk-in assist suppliers in Canada, Germany, Japan, and the UK.”
Google’s cope with iFixit comes on the heels of the same settlement with Samsung, which can be planning to supply smartphone components by the restore website. Samsung’s partnership with iFixit begins this summer time and solely covers the S20, S21, and Tab S7+, although Samsung says it desires to broaden this system over time. Google’s cope with iFixit covers the whole lot again to the 2017 Pixel 2, which is stunning on condition that many earlier Pixels had 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 crucial manner to assist lengthen the life and usefulness of your telephone.” If that’s the firm’s purpose, we hope to see Google lengthen 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.