Fairphone releases Android 10 for 2015 Fairphone 2

The Fairphone 2 has been upgraded to Android 10. That phone appeared at the end of 2015 and is therefore more than six years old. The Fairphone 2 came with Android 5 at release. Fairphone previously released a beta version of Android 10 for the phone.

Fairphone will release Android 10 in phases for the Fairphone 2, the manufacturer reports on its forum. The company does this via the Fairphone Updater app. The update is expected to roll out to all Fairphone 2 users in the next three weeks. It is also possible to do the upgrade manually via fastboot. Fairphone provides instructions for this in its forum post.

According to Fairphone, the upgrade brings ‘general’ Android 10 improvements, although the manufacturer does not go into further detail. A setting for Bluetooth LE is also added and the February 2022 security patch is included. Users also get a new background.

The Fairphone 2 has a Snapdragon 801 soc from Qualcomm. That chip does not officially support Android versions after Android 6, because Qualcomm never released support for it. Fairphone has therefore partnered with the open source community to release Android 7.1, Android 9, and now Android 10 for the Fairphone 2.

The Fairphone 2 came out in October 2015 and is therefore more than six years old. Fairphone says it is committed to supporting its phones for at least five years. The manufacturer says that the Fairphone 2 will be provided with updates for seven years with the upgrade. The phone will not receive official upgrades to newer Android versions after this, 9to5Google also writes. Fairphone will continue to release security updates for Android 10 builds as long as Google continues to maintain that OS.