Late but still Welcome: Amsterdam-based tech company Fairphone has announced an Android 13 update for the Fairphone 4, a 2021 model. While it’s coming a bit late, it’s great news for users who have been waiting for the update.
This is a two-year-old phone that was released in 2021 with Android 11. So this makes Android 13 its second major update. And according to the company’s recent announcement, it looks like this won’t be the last major update. Yes, the Fairphone 4 may get support up to Android 15, but don’t expect the update to arrive anytime soon.
Fairphone has announced the Android 13 update for Fairphone 4 on Twitter (now called X). The rollout has already started and will be available to everyone in the coming weeks. The Tweet does not include much information, but as always the company has shared complete information on the device support page.
Some users have already received the update. A X(Twitter) user @cyka_nya also shared the screenshot in the comment section of the official announcement tweet. Here is the Fairphone 4 Android 13 update info you might want to like.
The Android 13 update for Fairphone 4 comes with build version TP1V.C.073 and August 2023 Security patch. And since its a major update, it weighs more than a GB. The update includes new features such as Dynamic theme which changes the icon colors and more to the color matching with the wallpaper, New media controls with dancing progress bar, Per-app language preference and many other features of Android 13. Check the full changelog below.
Introducing Android 13
- Your Fairphone. Your style.
- Customize your phone to your personal style. With themed app icons, you can set apps and more to match your phone’s wallpaper tint and colors. Choose your style in Settings → Wallpaper → Wallpaper & style.
- New media controls
- Your music has never looked so good. Album artwork will now be on full display and features a dancing playback bar.
- Language preferences per app
- Assign different language settings to individual apps, so you can move fluidly between languages on your device, just like in real life.
- Resolved issues
- Display Brightness: the brightness would sometimes suddenly drop to a very low level.
- Home Screen: the search bar would sometimes disappear.
- Other improvements
- Privacy and security: You have more control over what information apps can and can’t access – including specific photos, videos and clipboard history.
The Android 13 update for Fairphone is rolling out in batches. So if you haven’t received the update yet, you will receive it soon in upcoming weeks. You can check for the update manually from Software Update page in Settings. Before updating your phone make sure to charge it to at least 50% and also take a backup of important data.
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