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Redefining longevity: Android 9 now available for Fairphone 2

You’re right, the ties with operators have become stronger with the FP3 as VoLTE and VoWLAN were added. In this case it’s either an issue with the updater app (you can clear its data in Settings > Apps to force it to check for updates) or the roll-out is indeed taking a bit longer.

(If you use an FP3 without a SIM, I believe you get updates based on the last SIM that had been in the device.)

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@ctiecher Thanks - great link, I can forget about it for now!

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So, this means it even worked without SIM. Good to know. As I have it as a spare Cell and no SIM in it at the moment, but it would be great to update.

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3.0k views. Does this means that there are at least still 3k FP2 users after 6 years? That’s amazing! How many were sold in total?

I believe there were 115k sold in total.

There is a chart with sales per model and year at Fairphones sold 2013-2020 :wink:

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Not really, there could b e just 1000 with an average of three views each though I image there’s more like 30K users. No way of knowing as few come to this site. :slight_smile:

I guess FP will have at least a rough estimate by downloads of OS updates and the like.


Is hiccup still implemented?

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Slightly off topic I suppose but my FP2 is still going strong without any replacement modules, and a relative of mine got a FP2 before me (which is why I got mine!) still has hers too and in daily use, also without any replacement modules.

Mine has the semi-transparent case so I’ve had to use a bit of glue, but otherwise… could not be more happy tbh! Its good to see lots of people who are in for the long haul, its kinda the point after all. What I do know is that if I do need a brand new phone or recommend one to someone else, it will be a Fairphone for sure. :slight_smile:

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I got my Android 9 update this morning. Everything seems Ok, so no drama. I will have to see how it performs!

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My wife’s FP2 got the update today via OTA - everything went fine :grinning:

We only had to place some app icons on the home screen again.

Thnx for keeping FP2 software up to date :+1:

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Hi, is it possible to get some progress update on the FP Open OS version?
@karsten or @Ingo, maybe you people would be able to tell us something about that?
Thanks :slightly_smiling_face:

From what I can understand from the FP2: Android 9 public source release topic, the latest release candidate version is 21.03.0-rel.2 (according to this release manifest in one of FP’s public git repositories, whatever a release manifest is).

Finally, what would be the best way to follow the progress on the Open OS version of Android 9? (so that we don’t have to bother specific people in this topic from time to time :wink:)

Thanks a lot to Fairphone for bringing Android 9 to FP2 :heart:

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To be added to the beta group, so that you can test the beta versions of FP Open and help give feedback. Would you wish so?

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Hi everyone,

I just wanted to give a short update on the roll-out. The deployment has been slightly delayed because we are working on smoothing out a few bumps. On Monday our roll-out was at 50% and it should be complete by the end of April. Apologies to those that have had to wait a little longer. We will keep you updated on our progress here.

EDIT: The new deadline is now early next week (first week of May). Sorry for the delay, but thanks very much for your patience so far.

EDIT 2: We have reached 100% with the roll out :tada:

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No you can move around a bit and get some fresh air, don’t wait for the future, it has habit of turning up when you are not looking.

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Update went smoothly, and I really like the small differences I have found. Only minor niggle, is a couple of things in the settings menu are now in different places.

Best get wiggling with the niggling :slight_smile:

Today: beginning of May 2021: I still use FP Open OS 19.11.2 without any problem so far. Everything is working fine. (On another FP2 I am trying out e-OS with A10 ;-))

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Hi everyone,
I use FPOpenOS and just got the notification via the FP Updater that I can update my FP2 to Android 9 (21.03.0-rel.2).
Just to make sure because the release version number is identical: Is this the Android 9 update for FPOpen (maybe as part of the beta program) or will this update somehow switch my FP2 to the “googeled” version?

Yes.
As with every upgrade to a new major Android version (at least), be sure to have a backup of all your important data.


No, it’s out of beta now …


No.

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