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FP 2/3/... Modules & Wishlist meta discussion

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:pencil2: FP 2/3/... Modules & Wishlist
Poll: Should Fairphone allow the development of third party hardware modules for FP2?
Any plan for custom parts?
:pencil2: FP2 wishlist vs reality
Component plan fairphone 2
How about FP2 as a kit?
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Upgrade potential: MHL?
Wireless charging in the FP2?
Fairphone + Easy 2FA
Fairphone 3 -- Hardware and obsolecence discussion
Backside connector (was: Fairphone with hardware-keyboard (QWERTY possible)?)
Does the Fairphone 2 improve the user experience, regarding GPS, remote control headphones and camera quality?
I want FP2 to be waterproof!
New Fairphone 2 camera
:fr: Fairphone 3ème du nom
Long-term usability of Fairphone 2 - Shift5pro as an alternative?
Open hardware / plug'n'play
Poll: Should Fairphone allow the development of third party hardware modules for FP2?
External Battery Charger Needed
FP2: What will happen to the expansion port? What are the plans for it?
Is there an FP2 spare battery charger?
FP2 audio quality
Better Camera FP2
Fairphone 2 hardware extensions
Android Alternative to BlackBerry10
FP2 Spare parts at launch
(Intentionally) blocking the Phone's signal
Fairphone 2: Is it possible to exchange the USB-B with a USB-C port?
Leaving my FP2 - a feedback after more than 3 years of active use
The perfect Fairphone 3
Clearink Display Module
New FP2 Motherboard
Proud and grateful: Celebrating our crowdfunding success
... my Wishlist for FAIRPHONE III
Optical image stabilisator?
Project Treble (Android O)
Fairphone 2 hardware extensions
When does FP2 support NFC?

A larger Backside + bigger Battery would be great!

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What exactly do you mean with bigger backside?

I’ll add stronger battery to the list. I don’t think you can replace modules in a modular phone with bigger modules.

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A stronger Battery could be larger in its dimensions, so it would extend from the Backside and the original Backcover won’t fit. This leads to a larger backside-cover :wink:

Oooh.
So you want a phone with a hump? :smiley:

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Or a huge battery with a hump :smiley:

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I remember such batteries for older HTC and Samsungs :slight_smile: They came with a new back cover and were very popular…

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I had to research for a picture because I couldn’t really imagine how this would look.

Here it is:

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This one should be obvious: Future updates to the modules with (then) current components (i.e. better camera, faster processor, more RAM, etc.)

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You are right, that’s probably obvious, but thanks for pointing it out.

I also added E-reader display and solar panel for power saving purposes.

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Maybe a back with a built in flip-cover.

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10 posts were split to a new topic: E-ink/e-reader dual/alternative screen (from modules wishlist)

Would an infrared emitter/sensor back cover be possible? You could use your phone for TVs, sound systems and other stuff :smiley:

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It could be nice if there are an alternative mainboard (the central part of the phone) with a totally open chipset. I am sure that this kind of chipset could be lesser powerful if compared to a closed one, but I think that it could be very interesting for a lot of (advanced) users.

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@deedend Are you talking about open hardware or about hardware that supports open/free software?
In the first case do you know of a open hardware chipset? In the second case: We don’t know yet how open/closed the source code for the FP2 will be. There is a chance that we will be able to install all kinds of FOSS operating systems on the FP2, so let’s wait until we know more.

@huskers Sorry I meant to answer you sooner: Are you talking about a remote-control with real keys on the back cover? Wouldn’t it be better/easier to simply add a infrared sensor and make an app that can be used as a remote control?

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That’s what I meant. Didn’t think about the exact meaning of the English ‘remote control’ when I wrote that post :slight_smile:

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[quote=“paulakreuzer, post:24, topic:6846, full:true”]
@deedend Are you talking about open hardware or about hardware that supports open/free software?
In the first case do you know of a open hardware chipset? In the second case: We don’t know yet how open/closed the source code for the FP2 will be. There is a chance that we will be able to install all kinds of FOSS operating systems on the FP2, so let’s wait until we know more.[/quote]

I refer at this answer of Paul Kocialkowski at an user that ask him if there will be a Replicant version for Fairphone; the alternatives could be i.MX6, OMAP4/5 or Allwinner.

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I also would appreciate if there will be a fairphone variant with a hardware keyboard (like a integrated slider) in future. It’s much more convenient than a external bluetooth keyboard (or any other wireless connectivity). Especially on travel it’s essential.

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I have the feeling that we don’t nearly exploit the full creative potential that the modularity and expandability of Fairphone 2 offer.

Don’t get me wrong: I like the wishlist above and see many sensible wishes. However I deem all of them standard or even boring. Are we not able to come with more creative stuff? :wink:

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Like what? A kitchen machine module? A lightsaber module? A teleportation module?

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