Life Cycle

Closing the Loop: The garbage collectors of the mobile industry

Tons of mobile phones are thrown away every year, in part because we replace them so frequently. Much of this electronic waste (e-waste) ends up in countries with unsafe and unregulated recycling practices, contributing to health and environmental problems. (…)

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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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News

Boosting the life of your Fairphone battery

Who’s got a charger? Does anyone have a charger?! In our age of constant connectivity, you’ll hear this question every day in offices, hotels and cafés worldwide. Our reliance on our phones has created a brand new kind of panic that ensues as soon as our battery charge drops down to 10 percent. If any of that sounds familiar, (…)

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News

Fairphone 2 now available through T-Mobile Austria

Starting today, there’s a new way for Austrian Fairphone fans to get their hands on our latest device: Thanks to a new operator partnership, the Fairphone 2 is now available through T-Mobile Austria. You can purchase the Fairphone 2 via the Austrian T-Mobile website, and from Thursday 24 March, it will also be available in 49 select stores throughout Austria. (…)

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