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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?

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 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

    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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  • Software features of the Fairphone 2

    Now that the Fairphone 2 is in the hands of our first owners, we want to give the entire community a peek into Fairphone’s own flavor of the operating system based on the foundation of Android™ 5.1 Lollipop.

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  • Jolla community working on Sailfish OS for the Fairphone 2

    At the start of the development of Fairphone 2, one of the major ambitions for the phone was to make the Fairphone 2 hardware an open development platform. What we wanted to achieve is to enable the organizations and the communities who develop various operating systems and flavors to use the Fairphone 2 hardware as […]

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