Fairphone is all about creating socially acceptable and accessible smartphones. The company launched code.fairphone.com earlier this year, the started to publish source code for their very own operating system. This code was mainly accessed by tech-savvy users. However, the company has now made the same version of their Google-free open source OS that can be downloaded and installed by anyone.
Fairphone is focused on creating products based entirely on the needs of everyday people. What makes the company standout, is their creation of unique devices built solely on modules. The aim of this is to avoid the need of users having to replace or upgrade their devices with a new one every few years. Instead users of their Fairphone 2 device, can simply upgrade the components that have become outdated or damaged.
Fairphone 2 is the company’s most recent handset and comes with a 5-inch FHD LCD display, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 801 SoC powered by 2GB of RAM, 32GB of on-board storage with a microSD slot for memory expansion, as well as the Android Lollipop software right out of the box. This modular based device may have what most consider mid-range specs, but you will have to pay around US$583 to grab one for yourself. According to the company, the device can last you up to a decade thanks to its modular nature. That sounds like a pretty worth it investment.
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To find out more about Fairphone and what they have to offer, visit their official website.
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