Is there a public repo or bugtracker so we can follow FPs progress with Marshmallow ;)?
You can join the beta if you wanted to. Else you will need to wait a little longer.
The Bugtracker is due to be up and running soon I believe…
I just claim that people should get more technical information on the whole progress of working on the update :).
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“After upgrading, longtime Fairphone owners might notice that Android 6.0 looks and works a bit more like the “regular” Android interface, and for a good reason. A few of the custom features that we developed in the past, like the Edge Swipe Menu and Privacy Impact, were made to improve clunky or missing functionality from previous versions of Android. But because very similar features are now standard in Android 6.0, it didn’t make sense for us to continue maintaining these features.”
Getting near a vanilla Android raises the chance to easily switch to LineageOS I guess!
What makes you think that? Why should a FP-custom launcher with extra features in the pre-installed OS make community porting efforts of #software:alternative-oses more difficult?
I didn’t have just the community in my mind, but Fairphone itself :). If there is less customisation or coding efforts going on, why not switch to the better Android and use LineageOS officialy?
Because FP wants to be able to sell many phones, so other companies see there is a market for ethical phones. If they switched to a niche-product as the preinstalled OS - even if it’s better than G%§$e Android, which I don’t doubt - sales would drop drastically.
So perhaps the Open version of the OS could be LineageOS then, deal ;)?
I don’t think so. Stripping the an already ported OS off GAPPS is probably a lot easier than maintaining a whole new OS. FP doesn’t have the manpower and funds to officially support more OSes, otherwise Sailfish would probably already be officially supported.
Several folks in our German language FB group recently installed the Android 6 beta (often out of frustration with FP2 crashes which seem to have been reduced significantly after the update) wildly, i.e. without registering as beta testers (as far as I know). Given I have no FP2 myself and am not a member of the beta testing group, could anyone tell me:
Will the update to the official Android 6 from the Android 6 beta work the same way as updating from Android 5.1 to Android 6?
I simply want to be prepared (as an admin over there) on D day.
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(Please excuse the double post. The one above was a reply to the user above.)
How about moving this thread into the new Android 6 section? It’s obviously the most active thread about this topic and the section is still quite empty.
Because it is not a discussion about specific #software:android-6 features.
As much as I love that Android 6 is coming along, I hope the communication about Android 7 will be more transparent.
That doesn’t mean I want a status update or one final comment right now, but just an official update in 2017 would be cool, about the current approach or what options they consider or if they came to the conclusion that they can’t overcome the qualcomm driver / google certification issues or whatsoever
Anyway, I’m eager for the Android 6 update and keep up the good work
Just for completeness, I also post the latest news here:
Despite all the obstacles, there is now a working Android Nougat (LineageOS 14.1) for the FP2!
Please consider, the available OS is still quite BETA and not officially supported. But if you know your way around custom recovery and your life does not depend on your phone (or you just have a decent backup strategy ) then you should definitely give it a try!
Please see this
for more info.
Is awesome to see, what the Fairphone community is capable of!
(even overtook my girlfriends newer Samsung device, which still runs Marshmallow )
So the “Who’s got the higher version number?” game is coming to Fairphone? I can barely hold myself back from exploding into excitement, circus and extravaganza .
Why not just using freedreno ?
Your question made me do some research (again) and there is much evidence (Vulkan is not needed) that the GPU is not the actual reason why a FP2 with Android 7 Nougat probably wouldn’t pass the Google CTS.
This article on androidauthority.com finally pointed me into another direction: Missing encryption capabilities. The Android 7.1 Compatibility Definition Document (CDD), however, doesn’t differ much from the Android 6.0 CDD in that regard.
At least the CDD for Android Nougat exists by now, so maybe someone else finds any hint to why FP2 may not be able to pass the CTS for Android 7. I still don’t see any reason.