What is the plan for software updates on the Fairphone 2?

As we were designing the Fairphone 2, one of our aims was to make a longer lasting device – ideally, we would like owners to keep their phones for as long as possible. Software updates are a big part of keeping the phone functional and offering a good user experience, which is why we selected the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 801 platform for our latest phone.

This platform is currently used in a wide variety of smartphones and is expected to be supported for some time. The Fairphone 2 comes pre-installed with Android™ 6.0 (Marshmallow).

We provide a two-year warranty period for software maintenance. We plan to offer regular software updates.

We are also working together with different developers, organisations and communities to make other operating systems possible on Fairphone 2. For example, check out our blog on the possibility to run Sailfish OS from Jolla on the Fairphone 2. For more information about Fairphone’s open source project, visit code.fairphone.com.