Something concrete about the right to repair, finally, it moves. In the wake of Samsung, which in recent days had announced the agreement with iFixit for the spare parts of the Galaxy, there is Google, which is even better than its rival from Seoul. Samsung’s program that will start in the summer will initially cover the most recent Galaxy from Galaxy S20 onwards, while Google will make spare parts and repair kits available by the end of the year from Pixel 2 and 2 XL onwards “in the US, UK, Canada, Australia and EU countries where Pixels are available”therefore strictly speaking also in Italy.
It is excellent news that the go-ahead for the free sale of original spare parts for those who have purchased one of the new Pixels and intend to keep it until “expiry”, because beyond the accidental damage it is likely that within five years there will be a need to replace at least the battery due to wear and tear: doing such an operation yourself, made easier by the help of a repair kit and iFixit guides, could be fun for an enthusiast and in all likelihood also cheaper compared to the hypothesis in which you rely on Google laboratories or certified by Google.
Improving repairability is an important step in extending the life and usefulness of your phone. And it’s just one of the many steps we are taking to help you make more sustainable choices. To achieve our hardware sustainability goals we are making sure by design that our products can be sustainable.
For example, starting in 2022, 100% of Google’s hardware products will include recycled materials with the aim, as far as possible, of maximizing recycled content. Furthermore, we are striving to ensure that the 100% of shipments of products to and from our customers are a zero emissionsand then we are working to get Zero Waste certification in landfills in 2022 and to have plastic-free packaging by 2025 – explained Google on the sidelines of the communication.
(updated February 28, 2022, 01:32 am)