The Mountain View company has already affirmed its desire to make its products more durable by guaranteeing Android updates over a period of three years, but above all five years of security updates. However, over such a long period, a smartphone will certainly need to change the battery or undergo some kind of repair.
Many parts on a wide range
Unlike Samsung, which initially limits the range that benefits from this program, Google has chosen to cover all Pixels from the Pixel 2 of 2017, up to and including the latest Pixel 6.
Parts such as batteries, screens or cameras will be available alone or in a pack with repair tools in many countries such as the United States, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom and other countries Europeans who market the telephone.
For people who don’t feel like a do-it-yourselfer, Google has already made deals with professional repair shops. This approach will facilitate the supply of spare parts, even on slightly older models.
An approach that therefore seems to be generalized between Samsung, Valve (for the Steam Deck), Microsoft (Surface) and now Google. Even Apple, which is very strict with repair programs, should offer a self-service system by the end of the year.
Finally, for those who would like to renew their device with a more modern and more efficient version, Google is setting up take-back and recycling programs. No date has yet been announced, the only information we have is that the parts will be available “later this year”.