The search giant has just recently released its new Nexus devices (Google Nexus 4 and Google Nexus 10) and its 10-inch device has already been taken apart. PowerbookMedic has done the deed and shows us that the device is “extremely repairable”.
PowerbookMedic says, “Whereas Apple seems to be making it more and more difficult to repair devices by combining parts and using as much glue as possible, Google seems to be taking the complete opposite approach.
“The end result is a device that is extremely repairable. Go Google!”
To remove the casing, all you have to do is unscrew the five screws with a Philips screwdriver. Then, you just need to use a suction tool and a flat tool to take off the back plate. The connector for the battery is rubberised, which means it is flexible and will not easily break. This should make it easy to disconnect the battery. Everything else comes out easily.
If you’re planning to remove the display from the digitizer, don’t. According to the site, the two are fused together.
The site also takes note of the components made by Samsung. It says, “It appears that the battery, processor, and flash memory are all made by Samsung. Is this Google’s way of capitalizing on the drift between Apple and Samsung?” Well, the parts are all Samsung, because the Korean tech giant built the iPad-rival, just saying.
Like the Google Nexus 4, the search giant has sold its Google Nexus 10 stock shortly after the device went live days ago. This goes for both 16GB and 32GB versions. Google has not announced when they will be replenishing their stock. All it says is “please check back soon”.
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