🇬🇧 Interesting links / news articles somehow related to Fairphone

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I love this idea so much!

Ethical and environmental rankings of 20 mobile phone brands

Interesting information even without subscribing.

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It’s actually not an article but a project that provides a single installer to flash different alternate OSes on smartphones.

From a quick reading it supports FP2 and FP3 and at least Lineage and /e/.

It does come with this warning though

Warning: This application is currently in early alpha state, so use at your own risk! I take no responsibility for bricked devices or dead SD cards.

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In the German counterpart to this topic attention was brought to the following …

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Well, at some point this was to be expected. However, I do think that seven years is indeed a very good result, considering many vendors don’t even provide more than 1-2 years of updates.

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I guess they need the resources still working on the FP2 for other “projects”, so its a bit sad, still completely understandable.

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If they would transfer the in-house software development from the Fairphone 2 to the Fairphone 5, it would be a win for the Fairphone 5 in my book.
How they go about issues and updates on the Fairphone 2 seems to me to work out better overall than the outsourcing done for the successors.

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Rossmann has found comprehensive schematics for the Fairphone 4 on the Fairphone website, which he likes.
I wasn’t aware of their existence, when were they uploaded? And is there something similar for the Fairphone 3?

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  • It runs on Android 9

Might feel like it, but yeah, they didn’t research that one very thoroughly, did they :roll_eyes:

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This is a joke, or what?

It´s the best green phone just by promising improvements in the supply chain until 2030? And Apple is only “commited” :face_with_open_eyes_and_hand_over_mouth: to do so but there are no guaranties whatever.

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Jimi Hendrix ~ Life is but a joke as animal life is all about consuming other ‘life’ forms.

As for being a ‘green’ phone, well Fairphone have a speckled green which is a bit more honest.

The word sustainable and green only refer to the user’s ability to sustain their consumption, it’s all a hoax, and for most of the time each of us is a fool.

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Fairphone receives €49 million investment

Press release (PDF, 2 pages) | Source (Twitter), screenshot below

Noud Tillemans is Fairphone’s CFO

2023-01-31_121531_twitter.com

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Now Fairphone has enough money to get two or three more employees for their support! :sweat_smile:

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Only reason for the funding is that they can afford @z3ntu :joy:. Worth every penny.

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I think I can publicly state that I’m not the sole recipient of this money :money_mouth_face::rofl:

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https://www.androidpolice.com/fairphone-4-android-12-update/

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It is just regular green washing… happens all the time, don’t see the point.