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Why we had to stop supporting the Fairphone 1

At the beginning of last week, we announced to Fairphone 1 owners that we have stopped supporting our first phone. Practically speaking, this means that we will no longer sell spare parts for the Fairphone 1, and have stopped developing the software upgrade to Android 4.4.

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  • 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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  • Fairphone wants to increase global supply of fair gold

    Last Monday, members of the Fairphone team were in The Hague for the signing of a gold covenant, which aims to increase the supply of responsibly sourced gold. We were one of the signatories celebrating the kickoff of this initiative spearheaded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and co-signed by a variety of parties […]

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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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  • Mobile World Congress 2017: Can tech go green?

    Early this week, we arrived back at the office after four exhausting but fulfilling days at Mobile World Congress (MWC). My head is still spinning from all the inspiring people we met and non-stop activities we participated in. While everything is still fresh in my mind, I’d like to take a moment to fill you […]

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  • Scaling up our social enterprise – challenges and achievements

    Updated on 9 June: We have updated the Fairphone 2 delivery date to match the current demand and Fairphone 2 stock levels. Starting from 8 June, new Fairphone 2 orders will be delivered by 31 October. We are continually working to shorten this delivery timeframe to get the Fairphone 2 to customers sooner. We appreciate […]

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  • Customer support update: Bigger, better and back on track

    When you last heard from me about our customer support situation in August, our team was buried in a backlog of support requests and begging for your patience. But what a difference a couple of months can make! With a few new team members, some hard-earned insight and the support of the rest of the […]

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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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  • CEO Bas van Abel wins prestigious German Environmental Award

    Watch the livestream video of the German Environmental Award ceremony beginning at the 1:44:40 mark. We are very pleased to announce that our founder and CEO, Bas van Abel, has won the German Environmental Award (Deutschen Umweltpreis). The German prize, handed out by the DBU (German Federal Environmental Foundation/Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt), is the biggest of […]

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