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Bob_Bobington
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Meanwhile I’m in North America looking longingly at the fairphone and lamenting over the fact that you can’t get it here.

@qoheniac
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At least regarding software ethics you have Pine64 and Purism :)

Dessalines
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Doesn’t look bad at all.

@qoheniac
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Thanks, it’s mainly the KISS launcher with the Todo Agenda widget and the Ameixa icon pack. Also some minor customization using the GravityBox Xposed module and the wallpaper is from ESO/S. Brunier. The apps in the favorites bar are left to right: AntennaPod, spaRSS, Firefox, andOTP, Open Camera and Simple Gallery all built by F-Droid.

Adda
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I have been using KISS launcher for a while, but the Todo Agenda fits it really well. Will have to play a bit with it for sure.

Dessalines
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I really like that agenda widget, I’ll have to check it out.

@qoheniac
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I use this combination (KISS + Todo Agenda) for years now and I’m super happy with it.

@southerntofu
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Is it a new Fairphone model? I only knew FP2 and FP3

Can you install the distro you want on it? I know it was tricky with first Fairphone, became possible with FP2, but FP3 was WIP last i checked.

@qoheniac
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It’s a Fairphone 2 running Fairphone Open (official rooted Android without Google apps and with F-Droid preinstalled). It is very easy to install other operating systems, the most common ones being Sailfish OS, Ubuntu Touch, LinagesOS and /e/.

@southerntofu
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ah thanks i didn’t know fairphone had an own distro by now… i don’t exactly understand the concept of a hardware manufacturer maintaining a distro but that somehow makes sense

@qoheniac
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Fairphone OS is mainly Android and Fairphone Open is mainly AOSP. They come with branding and an updater app as well as some maintenance application to check the different hardware modules. Another reason and probably the most important one is that they want to deliver updates as long as possible and as Google and Qualcomm don’t support their stuff that long Fairphone has to do it. For example the five year old Fairphone 2 is the only smartphone with a Snapdragon 801 chip that officially runs Android 7 and it will even get an update to Android 9 soon (beta already released). Of course you can also run LinageOS (Android 10).

@southerntofu
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Yes i understand why they would want to support a distro. I just don’t understand the logic of having their own instead of supporting LineageOS, PostMarketOS or other established free-software distros :)

@qoheniac
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I guess the reason is that they are mainly interested in fair labor conditions, then in sustainability and free software comes only after that (I hope this is a correct English sentence :D). So they want to be able to ship a Google certified phone with full Google Android experience because that’s what many users expect and they want to give those fairly produced phones, too. From this Fairphone OS it’s not too much effort to also provide Fairphone Open with a Google-free ecosystem. But this is all Fairphone 2 talk because that’s what I own. It seems they changed their mind a bit as there is now a close cooperation with /e/ for the Fairphone 3 which you can buy with preinstalled /e/ here.

@southerntofu
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Thanks for the detailed answer :)

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