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    Five-year-old Fairphone 2 getting updated to almost three-year-old Android 9... But the OS is officially supported by Google still for patches

    GadgeteerZA · news.movim.eu / gadgeteerza-tech-blog · Thursday, 25 March, 2021 - 16:23

I had mixed emotions when I first read this, like how can you take so long to update a phone? But then I did realise that most Android manufacturers supports a phone only 2 or 3 years for security patches and updates (Apple of course sets the example here for 7+ years).

So yes actually it is something to boast about, being able to use an Android phone for 5+ years and still be assured of security patches and updates from Google. It makes the investment more worthwhile.

Now if only batteries lasted longer or could be replaced!!!

See https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/25/22349953/fairphone-2-android-9-update-sustainable-long-term-support

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