Google follows Apple and Samsung, promises to make Pixel parts available to DIY repairers

Google follows Apple and Samsung, promises to make Pixel parts available to DIY repairers

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Google has announced that it volition marque spare parts disposable for its Pixel smartphones to help customers who privation to transportation retired DIY repairs to widen the beingness of their device.

Parts -- specified arsenic batteries, replacement displays, and cameras -- volition beryllium disposable aboriginal this twelvemonth for the Pixel 2 done Pixel 6 Pro, arsenic good arsenic aboriginal Pixel models successful the U.S., UK, Canada, Australia and EU countries.

The parts volition beryllium offered done repair specialists iFixit and beryllium offered arsenic standalone parts and repair kits that see some the components and tools.

The repair kits volition travel with iFixit's iOpener, an opening instrumentality designed to use vigor straight and evenly to lawsuit components sealed with adhesive, on with replacement pre-cut adhesive for securing and re-waterproofing the Pixel device.

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Google has already made nationalist -- for escaped -- the software required to calibrate replacement Pixel fingerprint sensors, which is simply a large measurement forward. It would beryllium bully to spot companies similar Apple marque disposable the bundle tools utilized to calibrate the assorted components recovered successful the iPhone.

"If we're going to physique a sustainable electronics industry, consumers indispensable person options to repair products themselves. Google is making repair much affordable and accessible, adjacent successful places without repair shops. We are committed to enabling repairs astatine a spot and clip of your choosing," says iFixit CEO Kyle Wiens.

Google joins Apple and Samsung successful making a committedness to customers to assistance marque smartphones past longer by offering genuine parts, tools, and accusation to facilitate repairs.