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Hi everyone! I’m David, from Barcelona. I’m excited with my new smartphone, so we’ll take on touch. Best!

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Welcome to the forum @davidcadi. In case you have not seen it already, the Barcelona Fairphoners will meet up on 23rd February during MWC. :slight_smile:

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Hi, I’m Jane in the UK, got my brand new Fairphone 2 this week and am loving it (even if it is a steep learning curve to go from iOS to Android!). Can’t stop telling people all about it and showing it off.

So glad that my phone now matches things I take for granted in the rest of my life (buying Fairtrade, boycotting Nestlé, supporting local businesses, that kind of thing).

I work in IT and love fiddling with settings so please excuse me if I start bombarding the forum with questions - but I promise I will use the search first…

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Welcome to the forum, @Jane_Baker! :slight_smile:

We value such an attitude! :wink:

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Hi Jerry I have just got my FP2 and am dissapointed at the use of google as a default I am a techy idiot and don’t want google in my life any more then is nessary is there any help out there?

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Welcome to the forum @recycledtwice

There is a thread about the google-free live on the FP2 here:

If you have any questions about it please ask them there.

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Hi there,
I currently live in Vienna and study computer engineering. I got my FP2 a month ago and have since read a lot in the forum on how to get rid of Google on my FP2.
After a few unsuccessful tries of building the Fairphone Open Source OS, I finally found out how to root it and installed AFWall+, which was key for me to make the phone usable. So since a week or so I’m a happy user of a FP2 :grin: .
It’s my first smartphone and it’s very interesting for me to dive into this new world of Android. In particular I care about using FOSS software, as I believe that the values it stands for are even more important on a smartphone than on a desktop computer (lots of private data!).
I’m interested in Linux, FOSS, OSM, Embedded Systems, Robotics,… - and particularly happy about always having an OSM map in my pocket now (OSMAnd) :smiley:

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Hi @joob, welcome to the forum! :smiley:

Have you already discovered the Austrian Fairphoners? :wink:

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Hi all,
just my short introduction. I’m living near Lake Constance in Germany and got my new FP2 about a week ago. Being busy with earning my money (in IT), I need something “that just works” and the FP2 looks like it will do that.
Thanks to all in this community and I hope I can be of help, too (at least sometimes).

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Hi. I’m Barry in south Devon (uk). Very pleased to have just joined the FP project.

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Hey everyone! I’m Gil from the US, DC to be exact. My current phone is on it’s last legs and the FP2 sounds like the absolute perfect upgrade for me. I decided to start getting more active in the FP community so I joined up here.

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Hello, this is [redacted] calling from [redacted]. Here are the votes. Fairphone: 12 points. Ahem, oh, isn’t this the European song contest ? Obviously not.

Maybe try to imagine what Shakespeare would have started with if he would have had a Fairphone : As you like it ? Much ado about nothing ? Comedy of Errors ? or rather Love’s Labour’s Lost ? Taming of the Shrew ? Finally it may be All’s Well That Ends Well.

OK enough kidding.

My explained decision for Fairphone can be found here at another thread in another corner of the forum: What phone did you use before Fairphone ?

Now I would end my silly introduction with a serious mind. Fairphone really is an artificial device for outlanders and aliens. Be the force with it and may it live long a prosper.

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Welcome to the forum, @mav, @barry.cohen, @Purplegill10, @anon9505190 ! :slight_smile:

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Thanks!

so the Fairphone 2 is my first smartphone … and I have a new understanding for the smart in the phone … its clearly not the phone being smart it’s me who needs to smarten up a bit to be able to use it …

I’m really really trying to stay away from google … though so far that has only left me with frustrating evenings …

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Hi @levesch, and welcome to the forum!
If you haven’t found the topic already, there’s a lot of discussion going about using the Fairphone 2 without Google in the topic linked below. Feel free to ask any questions about anything you get stuck on when trying to be google-free over there!

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Yes I already have it - I worked my way through the post that Johannes
mentioned … I would just like to get rid of google not just not use it

Hello all,

my name is Clemens and I attend an IT college at present. I’m a proud FP2 owner located in Lower Austria. After compiling Fairphone-OSOS and in that way getting rid of the Google Apps, it raised some questions… hope to find answers here and share knowledge. Though, as I’ve been using a Windows Phone previously, my Android experience is a bit limited. However this is likely to change from now on :wink:

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Hello everyone,

I’m a proud, new owner of a Fairphone2 (FP2). Happy to support such a project. Been trying to set up and use my FP2 without Google apps (GAPPS). The Forum has been helpful so far, and a quick call to the Fairphone phone number was also helpful. A real person on the other line actually picked up the phone and had time for me - wow! I’m looking forward to an easily installable open source operation system (are these called OS or ROM?). A guide to all these abbreviations would be helpful! Anyhow, thanks to the FP team and all forum contributors!

Best regards,
shantha13

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