The next steps after reaching the crowdfunding-goal? (What are your questions?)

…root is a must in my opinion, root on fp1 was argued with: fairness to cutomers…why not at fp2?

It is the first time I heard that FP2 will not be rooted. But anyhow I do not think it will be extremely difficult. With other devices by Samsung it is also very easy manageable.
But having root access to your phone is very important imho.
I would also be very interested about FP’s steps towards that goal.

In some other threads, it is argued that coming prerooted can put users that are not that knowledgable under a higher risk of malware attacks. I personally support that claim and prefer for users to activly decide to “enable root” on their devices. I hope there will be an easy way to do that.


From which you have your info about a “weak” battery? Only the capacaity is known AFAIK (2420mAh), right?

Let’s re-formulate it maybe other way round (acording to my previous post):

1.) Community is interested in the battery statistics, like loading time, speaking time, stand-by time etc., like it was also published of the FP1.
Maybe only some rough numbers from the prototypes would be nice to know, to have hopefully an argument about complains about a “weak” battery…

Other thought of mine:
2.) Why the soft-button for navigation have been prefered over the nice working capacitive hardware buttons of the FP1, (maybe just optimized for backlight)?
Now there is a huge space below the display (even without a logo).
Any remarks about this? Why not implement hardware buttons and the possibility in the FP-O2 to replace them with software-buttons for peaple who like this more?

3.) Will it be possible to change the black to the white rim afterwards, or is it itself the main frame of the FP2-body which would need a more complex changing manoeuver?
btw: my white rim of the FP1 is still absolutely white after nearly 2 years of usage…

Cheers, Robert

Soft buttons are the preferred implementation by Google since several years now. The reason for that is a better usability when rotating the screen, for example. It also takes away one part which has to be designed, build and integrated. And paid for, obviously. I guess the reasons for Fairphone are along that line.

Also soft buttons make it easier to implement alternative OSes, since other OSes probably use another key layout.


Also also :wink: having soft buttons means you can, by way of apps/configuration changes, alter the buttons if perhaps you want to change the order of them etc


But having hardware buttons does not mean you are not allowed to activate the software buttons (as a FP programmer), right?

Needing more technique for the hardware buttons is a valid point, sure (a lot more?)

I am only curios/sceptical if I will get used to the software buttons which are hanging always INSIDE my display…and blocking the space used otherwise, or did I don’t know anough about the implementation of this (never had one in my hands)?

But why would you want two lines of buttons (software buttons above the hardware buttons)?

You will gt used to it. The same as I got used to FP1’s “hardware buttons” after the real Nokia-hard-buttons on my C5-00.

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So are there any new Pictures off the ramp up Phase of production?

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Hi all,

Sorry for the delayed response. I was on holiday last week so you may have heard a little less from me lately. I’m gathering all your questions for feedback in our upcoming blog(s), but here are some quick responses.

Kees presented what he calls the software supply chain, showing the different actors involved in gaining control of our supply chain and having more influence for our goals of 1) a long-lasting phone 2) one that is accessible to users. There were members from the developer community present, including Jolla, maybe they can come forward and give more info on their impressions?

We might have some video footage of the presentation to share but need to check on that. As for firm outcomes, we don’t have any announcements of an alternative OS if it’s what you were hoping for. There should be an estimated timeline for when we’re publishing the tools for developers to get involved, but I need to check with the software team who are busy coding and shouldn’t be disturbed right now.

The point of the workshop was to introduce our approach and connect with developers/community members who shared our mission.

We are preparing a blog and video about our work in China regarding Fair Trade gold coming out this month. As for an update on conflict-free tungsten, I’ll check with our value chain team.

We don’t have any more news about alternative OSs at the moment. There are a lot of logistics and support involving this as you can imagine, and we want to have that ready before making any announcements.

See below, don’t know where you get ‘weak battery’ from. See above for response about alternative OS.

Yes, good one. No news on that yet but you can imagine there is quite some support we want to get right.

Battery statistics - I hear you. We cannot get into battery stats until we have the final phone with final software. We are preparing a blog to give more insight into this process so it’s transparent what stage we’re at (keep in mind, our latest newsletter to owners said that delivery is expected to begin the latter half of November).

As mentioned in the forum, giving a battery reading of a prototype, even if it’s an estimate, is problematic. Journalists and potential owners could see it as a fact when it is not. Same idea with giving an estimated SAR rating.

We’re working on a production update blog. More to come!


Thanks @joe!
I hope you enjoyed the holidays :smile:
As of today, when do plan to have stock in The Netherlands? :smile:
Thank you.

Stock of the Fairphone 2?

Yes, stock of the Fairphone 2.

We don’t know when stock of the Fairphone 2 will be available.

OK, thanks for the answer.
(I was imagining you have in the “business plan” an estimated planned date for that particular moment : stock = short delivery time)

Change the rim only? I think it won’t be possible.
The case is an advanced piece of different plactics :smile:

FP1 has a hard-plastic white rim. On FP2 the rim is a rubber flexible plastic, more prone to catch marks if white. This is what I understand from this message of Michiel.

@anon90052001, I have a question related to production :smile:
For FP1U, at normal production speed, the out-of-the-factory batches of phones were batches of 3000 to 4000 phones. Do you know what it is going to be for FP2 ? :smile:
(Guys, do you remember that page!)

I’m particularly hoping for the possibility to replace the USB type B with type C. I promised myself not to buy another device with the superseded type B ports, FP2 is the only exception and I do hope to be able to fix that as soon as possible.

Also, here’s hoping Android will still not be rooted. If people want to open up their devices they should be able to, but personally I don’t see it being worth the risks anymore.

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