Fairphone has come a long way and brought many things to the table for the phone industry. Bravo!
Now is time to improve the quality of the software for the end users. The good news is that this problem is “solved” since after VW 2, it is called ISO 9001.
This topic is to discuss the systematic quality testing of the fairphone BEFORE each software release.
The quality of the measures must be within the defined acceptable rang before releasing the update.
My proposition the 3 main features that need to me quality tested through a standardized ISO 9001 test procedure are:
GSM phone quality, with electromagnetic perturbations (simulation of a bad weather).
4G/5G connexion quality in low reception conditions
Battery life duration.
( 4) photo quality)
Many other tests could be created of course, but the 3 main functions of this device should be monitored.
I don t see user interface bugs, a big deal, since it is “subcontracted” to google via the default user experience. This is not “part of what fairphone” sells , OS and UI must work “like google made it”.
Over time those 3 test will be improved , as anything in ISO. WHat is important is to have a first version of those protocol, and to bring quality improvements to the product and users.