I wanted to write a personal note to all of you at the forum, as you will soon also receive an email from the Fairphone team. We have decided to temporarily postpone the roll out of update 1.8 Kola Nut. In the last day and a half, we have received a lot of feedback on the new update, its usability and the effect it had on your home screens and launcher.
Due to this feedback, we are reviewing the software update and have stopped automatically sending it out to users. If you have not yet started the update process, we recommend that you wait and do not proceed to update to v1.8 until we have fixed these reported issues. Once the new update is ready to release, we will notify you by email and we will post on this forum of course.
Don’t worry: If you have already started the update process then it’s perfectly fine to complete it. If you run into issues can use our tutorial page or the forum to help troubleshoot your issue.
We would like to express our sincere apologies for any inconvenience this updating process may have caused. Thanks for your patience as we work to improve our software update process.
The Fairphone Team
From my own perspective as a FP1 owner, I am sorry some small bugs and design issues prevented a smooth roll out of the software update. I have personally seen/read a lot of positive and negative feedback in the last hours, and I know that for some Fairphone users the update works perfectly where for others it caused a lot of frustration.
If you want to give feedback that we can use for improvement please consider the following topics:
Thoughts and opinions about the new launcher and icon size in this post
For feedback on the new support tutorials please post here
If Fairphone would set up a more extended group/platform for Beta testing of updates: would you participate? Do you have clever advice on how to do it? Or tips - please reply here.