Fairphone Releases Last Security Patch for Fairphone 2
Fairphone recently announced the last security update for the Fairphone 2, several years after providing updates for the device. This marks the end of seven years of continuous software support for the device, a feat rarely seen in the smartphone industry. The company took to its official Twitter page to thank users who have supported the brand and the device.
7 years of innovation, modularity & community-driven change. Fairphone 2 is retiring, but its legacy lives on. To the dedicated community keeping sustainable tech & modular design alive, we salute you 💙. Final security update now available 📱🪛. #Fairphone2Forever pic.twitter.com/JPaEVgyGiJ
— Fairphone (@Fairphone) March 7, 2023
The Fairphone 2, which was released with Android 5 Lollipop, is powered by the Snapdragon 801, which has since stopped receiving official support from Qualcomm. Users of the device can check their phone’s Settings app to see if the final update is now available for download.
This is a bittersweet moment for those who invested in the Fairphone 2, but it also shows that smartphones can be supported with long-term software updates and security patches.