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Google Self-Restore Programme Launched for Pixel Smartphones

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Google has launched a self-repair programme that may enable Pixel house owners to restore their telephones themselves. Google mentioned that it has collaborated with iFixit, an internet restore group, for its Real Pixel Components Program. It is going to present step-by-step cellphone restore guides in addition to real Pixel smartphone spare components. The components shall be accessible for buy at ifixit.com for Pixel 2 by way of Pixel 6 Professional, in addition to future Pixel fashions, within the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and EU international locations beginning later this yr.

As per a blog post by Google, the total vary of spare components for frequent Pixel cellphone repairs together with batteries, substitute shows, cameras, amongst others shall be accessible both individually or in iFixit Repair Kits. These kits will embrace instruments like screwdriver bits and spudgers. Google already provides repairs by authorised technical specialists in international locations the place Pixel telephones can be found.

In the meantime, iFixit says that the total set of instruments in our Pixel restore kits will embrace iOpener, substitute pre-cut adhesive, iFixit opening picks (set of six), iFixit opening software, suction deal with, angled tweezers, precision bit driver with built-in SIM eject software, and 4mm precision bits acceptable for the precise Pixel cellphone. It additionally says that the step-by-step Google Pixel cellphone restore guides are reside for each Pixel by way of the Pixel 5, and they’re at present writing guides for the Pixel 5a, Pixel 6, and Pixel 6 Pro.

Google has already partnered with corporations like Acer and Lenovo for the Chromebook restore programme, “serving to faculties discover details about repairable Chromebooks and develop in-house restore programmes.” The know-how large has additionally launched Chrome OS Flex permitting schooling and enterprise customers repurpose outdated Mac or Home windows machines to run a model of Chrome OS alongside their Chromebooks.


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Sourabh Kulesh is a Chief Sub Editor at Devices 360. He has labored in a nationwide each day newspaper, a information company, {a magazine} and now writing know-how information on-line. He has information on a large gamut of subjects associated to cybersecurity, enterprise and shopper know-how. Write to [email protected] or get in contact on Twitter by way of his deal with @KuleshSourabh.
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