[…] The fix required both the Android operating system, and all apps installed on the handset, to support at least Android API Level 17. Thus, the deployment of an effective solution for users was especially challenging.
This post by Fairphone on Medium made me think: should we be expecting some movement in the direction of open source by Fairphone in the near future? For example, away from Android and towards some of the more open source, and free, OS projects which exist (e.g. /e/, Sailfish, UBports Touch, Plasma Mobile, etc)?
Personally, I would welcome this and anything that Fairphone can do to make this easier for the developers, like providing open source drivers or at least the binary blobs together with documented APIs for them.
Or am I expecting too much?
“… a listing for the Fairphone 3 has popped up on the Bluetooth SIG website. Aside from confirming the name [of the phone] and Bluetooth 5 capabilities, the listing doesn’t tell us anything else though.”
You have at least convinced me to sign out of my Google Account when I’m not using it. My favorite browser is Vivaldi, which of course is based on Google Chrome (I’m not on a smartphone). I would use Firefox if the text in the address bar was highlighted when I click on it. It’s a rather minor issue, but it’s never been fixed.
Wrong - based on Chromium
Wrong again - not a bug, just an option. I got help from community members:
Type about:config in the address bar and hit return.
Only a “rechargeable battery”, to be more precise
(But accumulator is a correct british term as well; Germans spell it with “kk” instead of “cc”.)
And “non-fixed installed” would mean “removable”, if I get it right.