I have started becoming interested in buying more sustainable tech. However, something that really bothers me when it comes to environmentalists writing about green tech is that they seem to completely ignore the software side of things. “Hey buy more second hand tech, keep your phone for longer”. But how can I buy old tech when it is not updated anymore?
I am really considering buying a fair phone but my issue is precisely with software. If the fairphone doesn’t receive software and security updates for more than 3/4 years then I would have to switch out the phone anyways. And with the latest one being released in 2019 I feel like I am being forced to wait until Fairphone releases a newer model. You’re doing some really inspiring work Fairphone. Just wish there was more discussion around software as this is just big of a part the buy and throw away culture of technology today as hardware.