“The solution is obvious: make the battery replaceable.” Fairphone co-founder criticized the statement of the head of OnePlus about the pointlessness of long-term software support

by alex

Fairphone 5 will receive updates for five years, but perhaps all eight

Fairphone has decided to respond to OnePlus’ statements about the pointlessness of very long smartphone support in terms of software updates. 

Fairphone co-founder Miquel Ballester expressed the company's position, which, of course, does not coincide with the position of OnePlus. 

As the makers of Fairphone 2, the longest-lasting Android device to date, and the still-fresh Fairphone 5, offering eight years of guaranteed software support and aiming for ten years, we wholeheartedly agree that beyond repair , a glued-together device body is no excuse for a mediocre software support commitment. 

It's time for the industry as a whole to adopt a more repairable design for its devices. 

For Mr. Liu [President of OnePlus] and anyone else concerned that their phone's battery won't last long, the solution should be obvious: make it replaceable 

Recall that Fairphone promotes its smartphones from the position of maximum durability. This applies to a simple design, high maintainability, sale of all necessary spare parts and, at the same time, maximum support through software updates. For example, the Fairphone 2 received Android updates for five years, the Fairphone 3/3+ from 2019 will likely receive them until 2026, and for its new Fairphone 5 the company promises five years of Android updates and eight years of security updates, but adds, that will try to extend these periods to eight and ten years, respectively. 

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