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A fresh look for the Fairphone brand

The word “rebranding” can strike fear in the hearts of even the calmest colleagues, especially when you feel such a close connection to the brand, as many of us Fairphoners do. But it doesn’t have to be scary – sometimes a little bit of change can reflect a company’s natural evolution, or help you more […]

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    Progress and challenges to improving working conditions with our Fairphone 2 manufacturer

    When we began working with Hi-P in 2014 to produce the Fairphone 2, we made our goals for worker welfare clear: to collaboratively improve working conditions, employee engagement and employee representation. Now that we’re over a year and a half into our partnership with Hi-P, we’d like to give you an update on what has […]

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    We’re sorry to keep you waiting: an update from Customer Support

    At Fairphone, we take customer satisfaction very seriously. Which is why we want to apologize from the bottom of our hearts for the slow response to your support requests in recent weeks and months.

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    Closing the Loop: The garbage collectors of the mobile industry

    Tons of mobile phones are thrown away every year, in part because we replace them so frequently. Much of this electronic waste (e-waste) ends up in countries with unsafe and unregulated recycling practices, contributing to health and environmental problems.

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    Fairphone 1 upgrade to Android KitKat 4.4 coming soon

    We’ve got some happy news for Fairphone 1 owners: A full upgrade to Android 4.4 KitKat is on its way! It’s been quite the journey to get this far, but thanks to the persistence of our software team, we’re almost there.

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    Fairphone 2 good vibrations with conflict-free tungsten

    Today we’ve got a new reason to celebrate: Conflict-free tungsten is now part of the Fairphone supply chain! With this achievement, Fairphone can finally announce that we set up traceable supply chains for all four internationally-recognized conflict minerals.

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    We’ve reached 100,000 Fairphone owners!

    Nearly three years ago, we started a crowdfunding campaign to finance the creation of our first-ever phone. We had a modest goal of selling 5,000… and they flew off the virtual shelves much faster than anticipated.

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    How to back up your Fairphone 2

    These days, our phones have more in common with computers than those boxy phones that would call by turning a numbered wheel (remember that?!). And just like regular PCs, your pocket-sized “computers” are packed with data and personal information that you certainly don’t want to lose.

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    Releasing the Fairphone 2 Open Operating System

    Note from the editor: We wrote this post to be accessible to everyone, no matter how technical you are. If you are a developer and want to dive straight into the finer details, head over to code.fairphone.com. It’s finally here! Today we’re publishing our own version of Android for everyone to download and to install […]

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    From the factory to you: Packaging the Fairphone 2

    From establishing a spare parts supply chain to developing special software features, in the past few months, we’ve been sharing lots of stories about creating the Fairphone 2 and expanding our impact with our latest phone. One topic we haven’t touched on yet is packaging the phone – and, as you may suspect, the process […]

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