Since the Android 13 update I have had a few problems,.
Holding the power button down doesn’t bring up the Shutdown menu, I have to shut it down with the quick menu option, I feel the vibrate but no menu comes up. If I hold it long enough the phone does shutdown though.
My bluetooth heart monitor is no longer working on any app, despite connecting ok.
On the lockscreen the media controls for my podcast app, spotify and vlc seem temperamental as often it seems to take 5 presses before it responds with either the play or pause button, other times it works first time.
I also still have the lack of response on the screen when it lays on a flat surface, I didn’t have this problem before the ghost touch fix (I never had the ghost touch issue).
None of these are major issue but annoyances that weren’t there before.
It can be reached without searching via 'Settings > System > Gestures > Press & hold power button’. (I think thats useful information that can be more easily adapted thansearch terms for different language settings.)
Its possible that there is some incompatibiity with the specific 3G/4G/5G/whatever-Network used by Orange, which Fairphone wants to resolve before delivering the update to affected users without holding it back for everyone else.
Hmm, not necessarily. I switched my german settings to english to find the setting because I didn’t realize it was sorted under ‘system’. Search only triggers on exact matches, navigation can be performed by humans reasonably well with fuzzy-patternmatching.
I’d perfer that FP would suspend the deliverey of A13 for the FP4 until the cases of black screen after update are investigated. Perhaps they have already stopped it. I’m definitely not interested in having an unusable device! That would definitley be my last Fairphone due to unreliable Software.
As for a change, something positive about the update:
After a normal use, my phone usually had a state of charge of about 40% in the evening. After extensive use I sometimes had to recharge a little.
Now, just after 17h, it still has 70% and I used it quite normally which, I think, is pretty amazing.