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The rear camera goes up from 8 megapixels to 12 while the selfie unit goes from 2 to 5 megapixels. And you don't toss the phone you have.
Too late for an Android Marshmallow upgrade? Not as far as the long-forgotten modular Fairphone 2 is concerned.
We're looking at both a modular smartphone and Jolla's Sailfish OS in our MWC 2016 Fairphone 2 video.
The first Fairphone 2 shipments are off, giving consumers a repairable smartphone option.
Hey! It’s Project Ara! We still remember that ambitious group of people who wanted to build a modular smartphone for the masses, right? Well, they’ve been a bit socially silent since Google I/O 2015. Furthermore, their schedule’s been all out of wack: Ara was supposed to have made its way to Puerto Rico around the time of now. Not to worry, though, as someone from Project Ara has taken to Twitter to update us on what’s coming up.
First, a “hello” out of nowhere after spending a lot of time “making stuff.”
Furniture. Cafeteria food. Swiss army knives. All of these, when done well, can be a success when made modular. Well, we’re watching two companies as they try to make pieces of the smartphone: Dutch outfit Fairphone and Google-managed development effort, Project Ara.
Fairphone has already released a first iteration of its device with the Fairphone 2 on the way. Ara’s still in the larva stage with test markets only staring to get first-wave parts. But each group’s ideas of which pieces should be in the modular smartphone puzzle can get pretty far [...]
Learn more about the Fairphone 2, a new modular smartphone that takes a far different approach to what Project Ara has done lately