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New camera modules make the Fairphone 2 upgradeable

The word is out! We have unveiled the latest accomplishment in our journey for fairer electronics and long-lasting design. By introducing two brand new camera modules, the Fairphone 2 has become the first smartphone with a core function that owners can upgrade by themselves. Now that the dust has slowly started to settle, we want […]

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  • The Fairphone 2 earns Gold at Cannes Lions with sustainable design

    The Fairphone 2 earns Gold at Cannes Lions with sustainable design

    For the creative sector, the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity is the pinnacle of annual industry events. Many agencies spend years dreaming of taking home a coveted Lion award. Which is why we were very honored to hear that the design agency, seymourpowell, and the Fairphone 2 won a Gold Lion last week for […]

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  • Android 6.0 coming to the Fairphone 2

    Android 6.0 coming to the Fairphone 2

    After months of hard work, our software team is excited to announce that Android 6.0 Marshmallow will soon be available for the Fairphone 2. This upgrade will offer Fairphone owners better security, longer battery life and improved functionality, to name just a few of the advantages. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits, changes […]

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  • How sustainable is the Fairphone 2?

    How sustainable is the Fairphone 2?

    By combining modular architecture with spare parts and easy repairs, we designed the Fairphone 2 to last longer than the average smartphone. And logically, a longer-lasting phone should have a lower environmental impact than one that’s replaced every year or two, right? Well, that’s what we hoped, but we wanted to carry out an independent […]

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  • Fairphone 2 is first smartphone to receive Blue Angel certification

    Fairphone 2 is first smartphone to receive Blue Angel certification

    I’m very proud to share some good news: the Fairphone 2 has now received the Blue Angel certification. With this distinction, our phone joins more than 12,000 products and services that have been singled out for aspiring to better environmental standards. But what’s even more remarkable is the fact that the Fairphone 2 is the […]

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  • Fairphone 2 gets a new case design in four colors

    Fairphone 2 gets a new case design in four colors

    The next step in our journey towards fairer electronics is a colorful one. Pre-orders for the relaunched Fairphone 2 are now open and we want to celebrate! We’ve given the phone a refresh, and we redesigned the back cover—there are now four brand new colors to pick from. Be part of the first batch of […]

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  • Fairphone 1 upgrade to Android KitKat 4.4 coming soon

    Fairphone 1 upgrade to Android KitKat 4.4 coming soon

    We’ve got some happy news for Fairphone 1 owners: A full upgrade to Android 4.4 KitKat is on its way! It’s been quite the journey to get this far, but thanks to the persistence of our software team, we’re almost there. Read the latest news and updates in this dedicated thread on our forum.

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  • Releasing the Fairphone 2 Open Operating System

    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 […]

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  • From the factory to you: Packaging the Fairphone 2

    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 […]

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  • Making the most of the Fairphone’s dual SIM functionality

    Making the most of the Fairphone’s dual SIM functionality

    From the modular architecture and spare parts to open source software, we’ve talked a lot about what makes the Fairphone 2 unique. But there’s one useful function that we haven’t put in the spotlight recently: dual SIM. These two little SIM card slots offer lots of advantages and reduce the need to own multiple phones. […]

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