It’s been a few weeks since our last update regarding Android 12 for the Fairphone 4, and we’re excited to share more information with you.
When you can expect Android 12
We are preparing for a staggered rollout, starting with most regions on Wednesday, February 1st.
The eagle-eyed among you noticed I wrote “most regions”. The current performance in some regions (Switzerland and France) does not meet our quality standards, so the Android 12 upgrade will be delayed for some Operators there. We hope to release it to everyone in the near future.
Plans for Android 11 security updates
In order to keep Andrdoid 11 users up-to-date with security, we have prepared a maintenance release with a new security patch. Users won’t be left behind or without security. This will be pushed out shortly.
Thank you and have a wonderful week!
It’s here! Some screenshots were already posted in the comments, but for completeness, here’s the list of features from the push notification:
An all-new conversation widget puts the conversations with the people you care about front-and-center on your home screen so you never miss a chat from your loved ones. You can even see missed calls, birthdays and more at a glance.
Mic & Camera Indicators and Toggles
With Android 12, you can see when an app is using your microphone or camera thanks to a new indicator in your phone’s status bar. And if you don’t want any apps to access your microphone or camera, you can completely disable those sensors using two new toggles in quick settings. Simply flip the switch.
Approximate Location Permissions
While some apps need precise location information for tasks like turn-by-turn navigation, many other apps only need your approximate location to be helpful. With Android 12, you can choose between giving apps access to your precise location or an approximate location instead.
The Privacy dashboard gives you a clear and comprehensive view of when apps have accessed your location, camera, or mic over the past 24 hours. If you see anything that you’re not comfortable with, you can manage permissions right from the dashboard.
…and much more.