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The Fairphone 3+ is the Dutch brand’s next sustainable smartphone

Dutch smartphone manufacturer Fairphone is expected to release a minor refresh for last year's Fairphone 3 in the coming days, according to a recent report from WinFuture. The next-gen sustainable smartphone, called Fairphone 3+, will feature updated camera modules, minor design changes, a software update, and more. As per the leaked marketing materials shared by the...

TWRP is now available for the Samsung Galaxy M20, Galaxy S4 Mini (Sprint), Fairphone 3, drops support for the Moto E4+/E5, Realme 2 Pro, and Redmi 6/6A

Developers working on the Team Win Recovery Project recently unveiled TWRP 3.4.0 - a major release with several notable improvements, such as partial support for Android 10. TWRP has become the de-facto custom recovery solution for the Android modding community, as it can be used to flash ZIP archives that contain custom ROMs or other...

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 partners with /e/ to ship the Fairphone 3 with a Google-free OS

Electronic waste is a major issue caused in part by the unwillingness of consumer electronics companies to support their devices for more than just a few years. Many Android smartphone makers only provide software support for 3 years, and only a handful of companies make smartphones that are easy to repair. That's why 3 people...

LineageOS 17.1 based on Android 10 is now officially available

If you call yourself a custom ROM veteran, you definitely have heard about LineageOS. LineageOS traces its roots back to CyanogenMod, the custom ROM that became popular on the HTC Dream/T-Mobile G1, the first Android smartphone available for purchase. CyanogenMod, in turn, went on to become one of the most popular custom ROMs available across...

Fairphone 3 announced with easily replaceable parts, Snapdragon 632

One of the most interesting concepts that has been introduced in the smartphone ecosystem in recent years is the Fairphone. On paper, it might not look like much more than an average entry-level/mid-range smartphone, and in fact, its slightly inflated price point might make you look somewhere else. But this higher price has a reason...

LineageOS Changelog 23: Night Display controls Night Mode, Expandable Volume and Quick Settings, Call Recording, and more

LineageOS was born from the ashes of CyanogenMod back in late 2016/early 2017, and since its beginning, the custom Android distribution has grown to support dozens of devices with millions of users. Back in late February of 2019, the team announced LineageOS 16 based on Android 9 Pie for 24 devices. Over the last few...

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...

Fairphone Explains Why They Had to Stop Supporting the Fairphone 1

As a smartphone customer who spends hundreds of dollars on a new device, it always sucks to hear when the device I want to keep using is no longer receiving support. This is most commonly an issue when someone wants to keep receiving software updates as they bring in both new features as well as...