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


Ideally, we want owners to keep their phones for as long as possible. When we designed the Fairphone 2, one of our aims was to make a longer lasting device.
Software updates are essential in keeping the phone functional and offer a good user experience.  That is why we selected the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 801 platform for our latest phone.

A wide variety of smartphones use this platform and the platform will be supported for some time. The Fairphone 2 comes pre-installed with Android™ 7.1 (Nougat).

We provide a two-year warranty period for software maintenance and we plan to offer regular software updates. We will keep maintaining the software of the Fairphone 2 for as long as possible and are assessing the possibility of a future upgrade to Android 9. 

We work together with different developers, partners and communities to make other operating systems possible on the Fairphone 2.
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.

To update to the latest software version, find the instructions here.

To consult which other updates are available, please check the Fairphone 2 release notes.