If you’re a veteran PhoneArena visitor, you may remember the Fairphone 2 which was launched 5 years earlier. The firm on Thursday exposed that the tool is getting an upgrade to Android 9, which still consists of Google assistance. The technology titan also kept in mind in this month’s Android safety publication that it dealt with numerous safety concerns discovered in Android 9. The upgrade will certainly be offered from currently via April 18th. If you can surpass the truth that the phone is obtaining software program that is 2 generations old, you may commemorate the truth that a five-year old mobile phone is being upgraded in any way.
Fairphone 2 from 2015 is currently getting an upgrade to Android 9
Fairphone claims that it is having an event for the Fairphone 2. “So in proper fashion, we are celebrating the 5th birthday of the Fairphone 2 by baking a cake, eating it, and then getting back to work ensuring fairness is present across the electronic, mining, and recycling industries. Not to mention the continued software support for our phones. It’s a big job but somebody has to do it, and we don’t mind being front-runners. As long as the rest of the electronic industry follows along.” The firm additionally included that, “We started Fairphone with a mission: to encourage smartphone longevity by disrupting the electronics industry from the inside. We know that fairness is possible, but it will take the broader industry jumping on the bandwagon, taking responsibility and driving as well as demanding change. At Fairphone, we strive to make the most of the materials used in our products. We’re moving closer to a circular economy by using materials from more responsible sources, emphasizing reuse and recycling, and designing our phones to last as long as possible. This birthday signifies our commitment to you and to our supply chain.”
Apple, as a factor of contrast, shared iphone 14 to the apple iphone sixes as well as apple iphone sixes Plus in 2015. The set, which have actually been reported to shed assistance beginning with this year’s iphone 15, were launched in 2015. Four years of safety updates is what Samsung assures those buying its brand-new Galaxy gadgets, as well as Pixel proprietors obtain 3 years of updates from Google. According to study company Kantar Worldpanel, European mobile phone individuals maintained their phone for approximately a couple of years in 2018. But Fairphone claims, “Our ambition is to provide you phones that last a minimum of 5 years. The reason is simple: the longer you keep your phone, the lower its environmental footprint. This constant push for the latest device means that over one billion mobile phones are sold worldwide every year. That also means more discarded phones. While only 20% of these discarded phones are recycled, it’s no surprise that electronic waste (e-waste) has become the world’s fastest-growing waste stream.”
Fairphone did not have totally plain sailing for the upgrade given that the Snapdragon 801 chipset (bear in mind that element, people?) made use of to power the tool was no more being sustained by Qualcommn. The upgrade did need to go via a lot of examinations. “To get to where we are today, we had to go through approximately 477,000 Google tests and pass them all in order to get the certification,” Fairphone claimed.
The Fairphone 2 sporting activities a Gorilla Glass 3 secured 5-inch LCD display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920. 2GB of memory is consisted of together with 32GB of storage space. An 8MP solitary electronic camera decorates the rear of the system while the phone brings a 2MP front-facing selfie electronic camera. A detachable 2420mAh battery maintains the lights on. The tool was additionally the initial modular phone according to the firm. Fairphone notes, “The FP2 was the first modular phone. It was a revolutionary concept for the electronics sector that hadn’t been done before. However, producing the first modular phone presented new challenges in the supply chain. While the modular design enables users to easily repair their phones with spare parts, thus extending its lifespan, the availability of those parts becomes crucial. In fact, recently we ran out of stock of the bottom modules due to this very issue. Understanding this aspect was key and we had to continuously tweak our process, jumping over hurdles to make sure we had enough spare parts available, even once production of the phone ended.”