In the official blog post, Ana Corrales, the Chief Operating Officer, Consumer Hardware at Google says that “starting later this year, genuine Pixel spare parts will be available for purchase at ifixit.com for Pixel 2 through Pixel 6 Pro, as well as future Pixel modes, in the U.S., UK, Canada, Australia and EU countries where Pixel is available.” Adding to it, Corrales says “the full range of spare parts of common Pixel phone repairs – things like batteries, replacement displays, cameras and more – will be available either individually or in Ifixit Fix Kits, which include tools like screwdriver bits and spudgers.”
Owners of the Google Pixel 2 through Google Pixel 6 series may now obtain authentic spare parts to fix their phones themselves. Details can be found here. After Samsung and Apple, Google has announced that users of Pixel devices will be able to purchase self-repair kits. On April 8, 2022, the announcement was made. Google Pixel customers will be able to obtain replacement kits for their devices’ batteries, screens, and camera modules when the service begins later this year. Continue reading to learn more about Google’s announcement of the new service, as well as the countries in which it will be available.
READ | Google Hangouts no longer available on App Store and Play Store; Google Chat to replace it. Samsung and Apple have similar self-repair programs. On March 31, 2022, the South Korean tech giant Samsung announced a self-repair programme for its smartphones and tablets. As a part of the programme, Samsung will offer access to guides, parts and tools that might be needed to fix their Galaxy devices. To facilitate the self-repair programme, Samsung has partnered with a company called iFixit. Keep reading to know more about Samsung’s self-repair programme.
Google enables third-party repairs for more devices
However, if Pixel owners do not want to repair their devices by themselves, they can take them to more than 700 uBreakiFix locations across the United States and Canada. Along with the Google self-repair program, the company is also enabling third-party repairs for more devices. It is important to note that Google releases its self-repair program after Apple did last year and Samsung did recently.
READ | New Google Pixel 7 Pro concept renders showcase smartphone in an elegant blue colour. In November 2021, Apple announced a ‘Self Service Repair’ programme to enable tech-savvy users. It should allow users to order genuine parts for their iPhones to repair the smartphone. The programme was supposed to start with the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 series of smartphones and gradually cover other products offered by Apple. The Cupertino-based tech giant will provide parts, tools and manuals under the programme.
READ | Russia tried to breach networks of NATO, European nations’ defence ministries: Google. Starting this summer, owners of the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S21, and Galaxy Tab S7+ series will be able to repair certain components of their devices. In the beginning, the company will provide display assemblies, back glass and charging ports and encourages users to return the used parts for responsible recycling. In the near future, the company will expand this self-repair programme to other devices.