FAIRPHONE 2 Posts on XDA

Fairphone 2 with Snapdragon 801 officially receives a beta of Android 9 Pie

Much of the conversation in the tech world revolves around large companies like Google, Samsung, and Apple. They have the resources to pump out devices and dominate the space, but there are smaller players as well. Fairphone is one such player and it has been around for quite a while, actually. The company is now...

Fairphone 2 is the first and only Snapdragon 801 phone to get Android Nougat

Android Nougat is not the headline-grabbing OS it used to be. We've moved on to Android Oreo and Android Pie, but some devices are still lagging behind. The Fairphone 2 just received Android Nougat, which wouldn't be exciting, except for the fact it's the only Snapdragon 801 device to do so. The Fairphone 2 was released all...

Nextbit Robin, Honor 4/4X, and more now support LineageOS 15.1

As many of us are looking ahead to Android 9 Pie and LineageOS 16.1 (in the way future), there is still a lot of work being done with LineageOS 15.1 (and 14.1 as well). Android Oreo may not be the latest version of Android anymore, but thanks to the folks at LineageOS, these updates are...

Thoughts on Fairphone 2’s Modularity and Unfair Price

The Fairphone 2 is a device unlike what you typically see announced each year. On the verge of modular phones hitting the market with Phonebloks and Project Ara, it is not unexpected to find that other OEMs are coming up with their own visions for modular smartphones. The Fairphone 2 is a brave new attempt...