Most Android smartphones stop receiving official software updates roughly after two years since their arrival on the market. Fortunately, this is one of the areas in which brands have improved considerably, with Samsung standing out in this regard, followed by Xiaomi, which has also excelled in this regard.
Although the advances mentioned above are already notorious, there are still many models that, shortly after reaching the stores, end up being passed over.
It is precisely here that the smartphone Fairphone 2 enters the scene. It was designed to be as durable as possible when it comes to software updates.
Fairphone 2 receives its last software update in March 2023
The smartphone enjoyed seven years of uninterrupted software support, developed and distributed by the namesake company – Fairphone – based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The phone has continued to receive software updates this entire time with new versions of the Android operating system as well as security updates.
Although the device was designed from scratch with this premise, that of being able to be updated as long as its technical characteristics allowed it, nothing predicted that this would actually happen. Especially in an industry as volatile as smartphones where new models hit the market every couple of months.
FairPhone 2, the “fair” smartphone did justice to its name
However, the mobile device is approaching its end of life and in March it will receive a last security update via OTA (over the air) for the units still in operation. It should be noted that this Android smartphone was launched in 2015 by the European company, and has now spent on updates.
The announcement of the end of life of this equipment was announced by the brand itself in early January, through its official blog. There, the brand also encouraged its users to recycle their smartphone, even giving them a voucher worth 50 euros.
That said, I hope its long service life will inspire more Android manufacturers to follow suit. Goodbye and thank you for all the years of work.
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