Manufacturing

Progress and challenges to improving working conditions with our Fairphone 2 manufacturer

When we began working with Hi-P in 2014 to produce the Fairphone 2, we made our goals for worker welfare clear: to collaboratively improve working conditions, employee engagement and employee representation. Now that we’re over a year and a half into our partnership with Hi-P, we’d like to give you an update on what has been achieved as well as the challenges still there. (…)

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Mining

Fairphone 2 good vibrations with conflict-free tungsten

Today we’ve got a new reason to celebrate: Conflict-free tungsten is now part of the Fairphone supply chain! With this achievement, Fairphone can finally announce that we set up traceable supply chains for all four internationally-recognized conflict minerals. (…)

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News

We’ve reached 100,000 Fairphone owners!

Nearly three years ago, we started a crowdfunding campaign to finance the creation of our first-ever phone. We had a modest goal of selling 5,000… and they flew off the virtual shelves much faster than anticipated. (…)

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News

How to back up your Fairphone 2

These days, our phones have more in common with computers than those boxy phones that would call by turning a numbered wheel (remember that?!). And just like regular PCs, your pocket-sized “computers” are packed with data and personal information that you certainly don’t want to lose. (…)

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Design

Releasing the Fairphone 2 Open Operating System

Note from the editor: We wrote this post to be accessible to everyone, no matter how technical you are. If you are a developer and want to dive straight into the finer details, head over to code.fairphone.com. It’s finally here! Today we’re publishing our own version of Android for everyone to download and to install on their Fairphone 2. (…)

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Design

From the factory to you: Packaging the Fairphone 2

From establishing a spare parts supply chain to developing special software features, in the past few months, we’ve been sharing lots of stories about creating the Fairphone 2 and expanding our impact with our latest phone. One topic we haven’t touched on yet is packaging the phone – and, as you may suspect, the process is much more than just sticking a product in a box. (…)

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News

How we are fixing the spare parts supply chain so you can repair your Fairphone

To break the cycle of constantly replacing broken or out-of-date phones, we’re designing our phones (and their lifespans) to last as long as possible. That’s why, from the start, we’ve focused on making the Fairphone easy to repair – either by yourself or at a repair center. And one of the most important elements of repair is the availability of spare parts. (…)

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