Google iFixit. Announced DIY Repair for Pixel Smartphones in partnership with

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google today announced it is partnering with I fix it To provide self-repair for Pixel smartphones in select regions.

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Starting later this year, genuine Pixel parts will be available for purchase through the Pixel 6 Pro on iFixit’s website for the Pixel 2, as well as future Pixel models, in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and EU countries. Where Pixel smartphones are available, according to Google. The battery, display, camera and other parts will be available individually and as part of the iFixit toolkit.

Google’s announcement comes a day after the European Parliament Voted in support of the proposed “right to repair” law Later plans were made for 2022. Samsung last week announced plans to launch a similar self-service repair program for some Galaxy smartphones, also in partnership with iFixit.

“If we are going to build a sustainable electronics industry, consumers must have the option of repairing products themselves,” said iFixit CEO Kyle Weins. “Google is making repairs more affordable and accessible, even without repair shops. We are committed to enable repairs at the location and time of your choice.”

iFixit said it will continue to write step-by-step repair guides for Pixel smartphones, with guides in progress for the Pixel 5a, 6 and 6 Pro.

In November 2021, Apple also announced that it would launch a self-service repair program in the United States in early 2022, followed by additional countries throughout the year. Apple said the initial phase of the program will focus on the most serviced parts for all iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 models, such as the display, battery and camera, and will expand to Macs with M1 chips later in the year.

Apple has yet to launch its self-service repair program or publicly share any further details since its initial announcement.