Fairphone is a Dutch smartphone manufacturer known for making environmentally friendly smartphones with easy repairability. A few days back, Fairphone announced that it will be upgrading its six-year-old Fairphone 2 to Android 10. This new update will add up to seven years of software support which is the longest time an Android smartphone has ever been supported officially.
The Fairphone 2 was launched in 2015 and it came with Android 5.1 Lollipop and was later upgraded to Android 6 Marshmallow, then Android 7.1 Nougat, then Android 9 Pie. And now, Android 10. This is quite impressive even though Android 10 is already two years old.
According to Fairphone, they have started the Android 10’s beta testing and they aim for it to be publicly available by early 2022. They have also said that they will begin the beta testing of Android 11 for the Fairphone 3 series smartphones this week.
Fairphone said they worked with Bharath Ravi Prakash, an Indian software developer for this new Android 10 update and completed the development in 10 months.
As a quick recap, the Fairphone 2 comes with a 5-inch 1080p IPS LCD display that is protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset paired with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage with micro SD card support. It has an 8MP rear camera and a 2MP front-facing camera. The phone comes with a 2,420 mAh battery that is easily replaceable. It comes with support for 4G LTE networks.
Fairphone 2 to receive Android 10 update in the coming weeks.