Android 6.0 Marshmallow / 7 Nougat for FP2?

Perhaps within a month? I noticed this tweet from last week, stating it is “coming within weeks”. :slight_smile:

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wohooo!!! WEEKS!!! :slight_smile: :tada:

even tough “weeks” can easily accumulate to months and even years and still be measured in weeks :wink: let’s hope for the best!

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While we are talking about Marshmallow 6.0 there is a talk going on since about spring 2016 about 6.1 coming up. So whenever FP2 would receive 6.0 it would still bring more work to reach 6.1 which again seems to be a fix update to iron out remaining bugs.

So I am eager to see what will come.

Is 6.1 ever released? I know the rumors which are from 2015 but 6.0.1 is the latest version isn’t it?

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If I recall correctly, it was rumored that Google would annouce it at the Google I/O 2016, but then Android 7 was announced :slight_smile: So yeah, 6.0.1 should be latest version.

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Hey, @Douwe, do you like marshmallows? Just a naive question, you know. Warming marshmallows at a campfire, telling stories about sustainability and ethical stuff, :wink:

Edit: although those points remind me to the Ubuntu Touch port booting… but second image is clearly Android.

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@Roboe Are you still active on porting CM, now LineageOS, to FP2 :)?

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Negative. By the way, Lollipop branch is still called CyanogenMod. LineageOS is Android 6 onwards.
I’ll try to resume the porting efforts once Fairphone releases Marshmallow sources, :wink:

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Is that why Fairphone stopped producing open Lollipops in 2017 - because they will produce open Marshmallows soon? :stuck_out_tongue:

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Too bad, yes, as there are some serious qualcomm bugs fixed in February. So, even waiting for marshmallow, a 17.02 lollipop would be fine

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Guess I was wrong. They are now beta testing a new googly Lollipop, so the reason for the delay in open Lollipop production must be something else. Maybe @anon36364121 is sick?

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I was really hoping that weeks would mean weeks and that february would go down in the annals of history as the month where fair Marshmallows started to spread!

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Just for reference, according to xda, the beta of the Nougat update is available for the ZUK Z1. We’ll see if they really release a stable version.

To be honest, I would already be happy with FP2 even staying on Lollipop - If it was stable
I mean, the most basic example: I never use FP2 as an alarm clock. It does randomly reboot in the night and forgets what time it is, just because it’s in flight mode (Yes this happened once. Missed two meetings with customers because of it that day).

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I second that wish. And I tried Nougat on another device (Wileyfox, also rooted like my FP2) which also runs Lollipop 5.1 from factory. I tried Nougat for 3 days and reverted back to Lollipop. Nothing is better, but a few things make me unhappy (write rights to sd-card, USB-mass-storage-mode).

Read this blog-entry.

I shall be happy with my FP2 and Lollipop, if the bugs would be fixed …

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I forgot: the current consumption is the same with nougat - the battery lasts the same time span as with Lollipop.

My testing-device works like my FP2 without any Google-service and I had no battery saving options switched on.

In Play Store is sort of an official statement :wink:

A user complains about the missing upgrade to Android 6 or 7. Fairphone answers (9 February 2017):

Hi Michael. We have some good news coming soon, stay tuned! :wink:

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Latest I have heard was here:

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Is there an update about the update to 6.0?

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It’s currently in beta testing. There are some bugs though which Fairphone are working on. However it’s probably not going to be that long before there is a stable version for release. Can’t make any promises though, just depends on the speed of bug fixes etc etc

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