They won’t be able to fix that with the default launcher. I had the very same behavior on my old LG V30 running PixelExperience based on Android 12. This is the behavior Google wants and IMHO you can only change that by using a different launcher.
I use(d) Nova for many years , now so the decision was pretty easy for me.
An additional change I seem to notice is that the Google search bar is no longer getting replaced by “At a glance”. It stays in place beyond midnight (rather than turning into a pumpkin ) Further discussion here.
If you disable the Google app, then in place of the search bar you get the “At a glance” widget straight away (requires reboot).
I have posted this info here, because it’s about a change brought with the sw update.
I applied this update OTA and my FP4 rebooted a first time, did something in background, rebooted again and keeps on showing the fairphone animation in a loop.
I tried a reboot (through keys combination and then choosing to reboot on system), but I get the same behavior again.
Is there a way to get this small update of 71.25 MB and apply this last via ADB?
I wasn’t able to find this small update.
Now that you mention it, I rather think that my phone, when “restarting” just turned off and I had to manually turn it on. Sounds like there’s a bit of a bug in the package. It might be an idea for those who’ve not yet done the update to hold off pending a check.
Since the update i have issues with playing videos (youtube, twitch) in fullscreen. They fall back to small portrait video mode after every 5 mins. I tried updating the apps and restarting the phone. Anyone else have this issue as well?
I think that one or the other could have been done better. Pointing your finger is the most pathetic thing you can do. Other devices that also have Stock Android as already mentioned the Nokia devices don’t have these ridiculous problems.
So if you did it clean and right, it would be possible. A question of motivation or quality assurance?
I don’t know, but what you get for the money here is just a disappointment. With all due respect to the concept, you won’t be able to keep your customers without clean software.
“Change is in your hands”
Good luck then… I’ll use my FP4 as long as it runs, like any smartphone I’ve had. If Fairphone doesn’t work on its quality, I can buy a Pixel phone for the money. At the end of the day, it has to work the way it was sold to you.