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Fairphone OS

By default the Fairphones come with Fairphone OS (Operating System), based on Android and a set of standard Google Apps. You can download additional apps on your phone from the Google Play Store.

If you're looking for a Google-free experience, we have information about that here.

 

In this article, you'll find information about which Android version is currently used on our devices, along with some basic information.

 


Fairphone 5

The Fairphone 5 launched with Android 13.

To take advantage of the latest improvements and security fixes, make sure to update your Fairphone to the latest Fairphone OS.

 

Software support roadmap

Thanks to the unique Qualcomm® QCM6490 extended life chipset, we can provide support for longer than ever. For Fairphone 5, we are planning:

  • 5 Android version upgrades, all the way up to Android 18
  • At least 8 (we'll try 10!) years of security updates

 


Fairphone 4

The Fairphone 4 started shipping with Fairphone OS based on Android 11 and it's currently running Android 13.

To take advantage of the latest improvements and security fixes, make sure to update your Fairphone to the latest Fairphone OS.

 

Software support roadmap

We aim to support Fairphone 4 with security and software upgrades for approximately five years from its launch date (September 2021). For Fairphone 4, we guarantee software support until the end of 2026, this includes an upgrade to Android 12 and Android 13.
We also aim to provide upgrades for Android 14 and 15. However, since Qualcomm will not offer support in the development, we cannot guarantee them.

 


Fairphone 3(+)

The Fairphone 3(+) started shipping with Fairphone OS based on Android 10 and it's currently running Android 13.

To take advantage of the latest improvements and security fixes, make sure to update your Fairphone to the latest Fairphone OS.

 

Software support roadmap

We aim to support Fairphone 3(+) with security and software upgrades for about 5 years after the first launch date (August 2019).

 


Fairphone 2

The Fairphone 2 started shipping with Fairphone OS based on Android 5 and it's currently running Android 10.

To take advantage of the latest improvements and security fixes, make sure to update your Fairphone to the latest Fairphone OS.

 

Software support roadmap

-IMPORTANT-
We released the last software update for the Fairphone 2 in March 2023. This means that the phone will no longer get security updates. Once the security update expires (some time in May 2023) some apps will stop working and we don't recommend connecting the phone to the Internet.
Some custom ROMs might still continue to provide updates with new security patches after our official support has ended. We recommend checking out /e/OS or LineageOS.

 


If after reading the article you need more help, contact our Customer Support.