Google is teaming up with iFixit to offer official spare parts for Pixel phones later this year. Consumers in the U.S., UK, Canada, Australia, and EU countries will be able to purchase repair parts for all Pixel devices starting with the Pixel 2 on ifixit.com
“The full range of spare parts for 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,” Google said today. Repair parts for future Pixel models will also be available through iFixit.
Google says that it’s really committed to making Pixel devices easier to repair, and the company is also planning to make training, documentation, tools, and spare parts available to more partners in the future. In addition to Pixel devices, Google has also partnered with Acer and Lenovo to launch the Chromebook repair program.
“When we built the first Pixel phone just five years ago, we made a commitment to design our hardware products in a way that’s sustainable and puts our customers first,” For a long time, Apple was pretty much the only smartphone manufacturer to support its iPhones with software updates for many years, but Google is now doing the same: The company is now committed to at least five years of security updates for the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, and at least five years of automatic security updates.