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Building a foundation for more responsible gold mining in Uganda

Responsible material sourcing has been at the heart of the Fairphone story since our early days as an awareness campaign about conflict minerals. This week, we’re pleased to share some noteworthy updates on one of our priority materials for supply chain improvements: gold.

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  • Keeping your phone longer with a refresh on the inside and out

    Keeping your phone longer with a refresh on the inside and out

    Update, 17 Aug 2018: In May, we shared that we’re working hard on getting Android 7 into the hands of Fairphone 2 owners this summer. It’s August, summer is ending, so what’s up with Android 7? The development process started early this year. This journey has certainly been a challenge, but we’re so excited to […]

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  • Reflecting on our efforts to set up a Worker Welfare Fund at Hi-P

    Reflecting on our efforts to set up a Worker Welfare Fund at Hi-P

    Three years ago, we introduced you to a crucial partner for making the Fairphone 2: Hi-P International Limited. In addition to having the technical capabilities to assemble our phone, we partnered with Hi-P based on a shared commitment to improving working conditions. Although improvements have been made over the years following Fairphone’s social assessments, we […]

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  • Digging into the recycled material chains

    Digging into the recycled material chains

    Updated 25 July 2018: We have now finished the final scope of this research, which you can find here. If you’re part of this industry, find the scope interesting and would like to participate either sponsoring or developing the research, please contact us at research@fairphone.com. We are happy to announce that together with Alpha Assembly Solutions […]

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  • Love your phone longer: Tips from our customer support team

    Love your phone longer: Tips from our customer support team

    Hi, I’m Johnny from Customer Support. A major part my job is being here to help when you have a problem. But my role is about much more than just solving technical glitches — it’s also about helping you understand your phone inside and out so you can make the most of this impressive little […]

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  • Auto-Updates: A Fairphone first!

    Auto-Updates: A Fairphone first!

    I’m an open source fan. Which is to say, I believe so much in the principles behind fully transparent, fully shareble, fully user-tweakable software that I’m willing to sacrifice some personal convenience for the sake of the community benefit, longer-living phones, and security open source has to offer. Today, I’m happy to announce a major […]

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  • Your old phone is calling – it wants a new life

    Your old phone is calling – it wants a new life

    Many of us, (around 400 million, by the third quarter of 2017) have a brand new phone that we’re getting to know, and an old phone, our constant companion for the last 1.7 years, who’s about to disappear into the messy drawer we all have. You know what we mean – that drawer where the […]

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  • From ownership to service: A new Fairphone pilot just for companies

    From ownership to service: A new Fairphone pilot just for companies

    It’s perfectly normal to rent an apartment. And plenty of people lease cars. But would you ever consider doing the same with a phone? What would the ideal business model be? What are the benefits for Fairphone and our community? That’s what we’re working to uncover with our recent research and a new pilot project.

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  • Events recap: On the road with Fairphone

    Events recap: On the road with Fairphone

    Over the past couple weeks we’ve been hopping around Europe to participate in a variety of events and share our story with new audiences, plus connect with our ever-delightful community members.

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  • Supply chain stories: What happened with our phone displays

    Supply chain stories: What happened with our phone displays

    Phone screens break sometimes. Even when designed to be durable, and lovingly cared for by their owners, sometimes a phone just gets unlucky. The glass is tough, but not unbreakable – and you can find a lot of phones with cracked displays in the wild. That’s one of the main reasons we designed our phones […]

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