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Fairphone 2 to finally get Android Marshmallow

Fairphone 2 Android smartphone gets Marshmallow update
Fairphone 2
Although way behind other brands, Fairphone is now ready to launch Marshmallow for its second handset but also unveiled that the company's original handset would also get Android 4.4.4 KitKat at some point in the future.

The world's first modular phone has been around for a while, and this month it will finally get Android Marshmallow. On the other hand, the Fairphone team is also working on a new software update for the first Fairphone handset, although it will be based on the now outdated Android 4.4.4 KitKat and the company cannot give a launch date for it yet.

According to Fairphone, the new software promises to offer "better security, longer battery life, and improved functionality, to name just a few of the advantages." The highlights of this update include improved app permissions, increased battery life, improved multitasking, more flexible storage, a standard user interface that drops Fairphone-exclusive features like Privacy Impact and Edge Swipe Menu.

The launch day is not known yet, but Fairphone reveals that the update is scheduled to arrive "in the coming weeks," with the regular version being followed by the Open Source one "in the near future."

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-04- 6 (Update: 2017-04- 6)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.