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Investing in long-lasting design: Android 7 for the Fairphone 2

Earlier this year we announced that we were working towards getting Android 7 into the hands of Fairphone 2 owners. It’s been a long wait, but we’re happy to say that, after months of hard work on development, Android 7.1.2 ‘Nougat’ will officially be available for the Fairphone 2. We’ve put together some handy info to […]

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  • What happened with our transparent cases?

    What happened with our transparent cases?

    We have recently stopped selling our transparent and black translucent slim cases via our web shop and partners. After doing additional reliability testing we have discovered that they crack more easily, which makes them vulnerable to breakage. If you own a black translucent or transparent case and are experiencing problems with it you can quickly […]

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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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  • New camera modules make the Fairphone 2 upgradeable

    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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  • A closer look at the spare parts supply chain

    A closer look at the spare parts supply chain

    We recently shared the news that we need to stop supporting the Fairphone 1 — our first attempt at making a fairer smartphone. In his blog post, our founder and CEO Bas van Abel explained some of the reasons why we needed to make this hard decision, including the financial and supply-chain related challenges of […]

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  • Why we had to stop supporting the Fairphone 1

    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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  • Fairphone’s online support gets a refresh

    Fairphone’s online support gets a refresh

    In our last customer support update, we hinted at some improvements we were working on to give you a better experience. And we’re ready to share a big one: have a look at our updated customer support section! We rearranged the layout, improved some content and added a couple of great new features to make […]

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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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  • Scaling up our social enterprise – challenges and achievements

    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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  • We’re sorry to keep you waiting: an update from Customer Support

    We’re sorry to keep you waiting: an update from Customer Support

    At Fairphone, we take customer satisfaction very seriously. Which is why we want to apologize from the bottom of our hearts for the slow response to your support requests in recent weeks and months.

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