iFixit and Google launch official Pixel parts store

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The iFixit and Google partnership that was introduced in April is now reside. iFixit claims that authentic components for Google smartphones are now for sale in “the US, Uk, Canada, Australia, and European international locations exactly where Pixel is offered.”

It appears like iFixit is supplying screens, batteries, and rear camera assemblies for most models of the Pixel mobile phone, together with scaled-down odds and finishes like adhesive and cooling graphite tape. Despite the formal partnership with Google, we would not simply call the iFixit Pixel keep a thorough source of Pixel components. For the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro—which are at this time in output and really should have tons of out there parts—you can not invest in substitution glass back again panels, charging ports, front cameras, or any of the delicate cables you could accidentally rip whilst you’re getting the cellphone apart. Just assess the formal Pixel 6 Pro parts record, which has only 6 objects, to any of the Apple iphone element lists, which have about 30 parts, and you can see there are a ton of missing goods.

iFixit suggests it truly is just having begun, however, and that it will “go on to increase a lot more sorts of elements to our catalog” for the Pixel 2 and later on. For the Pixel 6a, which comes out at the conclusion of July, iFixit is promising “a whole choice” of sections “as shortly as attainable.”

iFixit suggests Google has continually been strengthening the reparability of its equipment, whilst the repair site in no way actually scored the Pixel 6 or 6 Pro. (iFixit’s last entire Pixel teardown was on the Pixel 4 XL in 2019.) iFixit also praised Google’s willingness to make program restore tools offered on the internet, like an easy-to-use OS flashing tool and a fingerprint reader calibration tool for the Pixel 6. If Google is seriously concerned about gadget longevity and minimizing e-squander, we would like to see the organization match its rivals when it comes to program assist, in which Google’s 3 several years of significant OS updates are still lagging driving Samsung (four years) and Apple (five decades).