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Fairphone 5 schematics, repair, and recycling documentation is now available

Fairphone has been putting an emphasis on the repairability and sustainability of its phones for much of the past decade. The company has a long track record of delivering software updates for old phones, offering phones with user-replaceable batteries, and selling spare parts for users that want to perform their own repairs. Starting with the […]

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Fairphone releases Android 13 for the Fairphone 4

Most modern smartphone makers release several new models every year. Dutch company Fairphone takes a slower, more deliberate approach, releasing one new phone every few years… but offering long-term support for hardware as it ages. So a little over a month after introducing the Fairphone 5, the company has announced an official Android 13 update […]

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Fairphone 5 is a repairable €699 smartphone with 8 years of software updates

Fairphone is a Dutch smartphone company that does things a little differently than most. When the company first launched a decade ago, the emphasis was primarily on the use of ethically-sourced materials, but since then Fairphone has added a focus on sustainability. Recent phones have had modular, repairable designs, and Fairphone sells spare parts for […]

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Fairphone 5 leaks suggest a modular, repairable phone with a faster processor and updated design

Fairphone’s next smartphone is on the way, nearly two years after the company’s Fairphone 4 first launched in Europe. While Fairphone hasn’t officially said anything about its next phone yet, details about the upcoming Fairphone 5 have begun to leak in recent weeks. In June Android Authority published a series of pictures showing the phone’s […]

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Fairphone releases Android 13 for the Fairphone 3 and 3+

Dutch smartphone maker Fairphone doesn’t release new products very often. Instead the company focuses on long-term sustainability by selling modular, repairable phones (and spare parts) and offering long-term software support. The latest case in point? The company has just released an Android 13 update for the Fairphone 3, a smartphone that originally shipped with Android […]

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Murena Fairphone 4 brings the repairable smartphone to the United States with /e/OS software

Dutch company Fairphone has been making modular, repairable smartphones using sustainable and ethically-sourced materials (where possible) for the better part of a decade. But up until now they’ve only been available for purchase in Europe. That changes today with the launch of the Murena Fairphone 4, which comes from a partnership between Fairphone and the […]

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FairBuds XL are high-end wireless headphones with a modular, repairable design

Fairphone has been on a mission to make smartphones more sustainable via long-term support, modular, repairable, and upgradeable hardware, and the use of ethically-sourced materials when possible. Now the company has brought that same ethos to the wireless audio space. As expected, the company has launched a new pair of Fairbuds XL headphones. These wireless, […]

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Fairphone to expand its audio ambitions with Fairbuds XL over-ear headphones

Dutch social enterprise Fairphone is best known for making repairable phones that receive long-term support and which are made at least partially from ethically-sourced materials. But a few years ago the company also branched out into accessories with the introduction of the a set of true wireless earbuds that sell for €100 (about $109). Now […]

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Fairphone brings Android 13 to the Fairphone 3 series four years after launch

A growing number of phone makers are promising to offer long-term support for their devices, with three to five years of OS and/or security updates. But a small Dutch company has been going above and beyond for a while. The Fairphone 2 is a smartphone launched in 2015 and received its final (official) update just […]

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Fairphone 2 receives its final operating system update, 7 years after launch

A growing number of smartphone makers are promising to deliver major operating system updates and security updates for at least three to five years. But a small Dutch company called Fairphone has earned a reputation for pushing past that boundary. Today the company released its final OS update for the Fairphone 2… a smartphone that […]

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Lilbits: SH1MMER lets you jailbreak enterprise-managed Chromebooks

Chromebooks have grown in popularity over the past decade in part because they’re easy to use and tend to offer decent performance even if you opt for a cheap model with low-power hardware. But a big part of the reason there are so many Chromebooks these days is that they’ve made inroads with education and […]

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Fairphone 2 will get its final update in March (ending 7 years of official support)

The Fairphone 2 is a smartphone that launched in 2015 and originally shipped with Android 5.1 software. But it was conceived as a modular, repairable phone that was built to last. And the folks at Fairphone planned to offer software updates for at least 3 to 5 years. They did much better than that, delivering […]