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Google Partnering With iFixit to Sell Pixel Replacement Parts

The move will make it easier for Pixel users to do their own repairs.

The Google Pixel 6 Pro.
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Google is partnering with iFixit to sell official replacement parts for its Pixel phones later this year, making it easier for independent professionals and consumers to repair the devices.

The news follows similar moves by Apple and Samsung and will cover models ranging from the Pixel 2 to the Pixel 6 Pro, along with future Pixel models. The parts will sold through ifixit.com and be available in the US, UK, Canada, Australia and European Union countries where Pixels are sold.

Batteries, replacement displays, cameras and other parts will be available individually or in iFixit kits, which include tools needed to perform the repairs, Google said. Some devices require specialty screwdriver bits and other specific tools.

For Pixel users not comfortable with doing repairs themselves, Google said it also plans to expand the availability of training, documentation, tools and spare parts that it currently makes available to its authorized repair partners.