2019’s FairPhone 3 is now getting Android 13, however there’s extra to return

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  • 2019’s FairPhone 3 and 2020’s FairPhone 3 Plus are actually receiving the Android 13 beta.
  • A steady model of the software program will attain all customers by the tip of June.
  • The telephones may obtain software program help till 2026.

FairPhone isn’t any stranger to extraordinarily long-term software program replace pledges, as 2015’s FairPhone 2 lately obtained its last replace in Android 10. Happily, the corporate is constant this development with 2019’s FairPhone 3 and 2020’s FairPhone 3 Plus handsets.

FairPhone introduced by way of electronic mail that the Android 13 beta is touchdown on the 2 telephones from April 13 (yesterday). Moreover, the corporate says all customers ought to obtain the steady Android 13 launch by the tip of June. This replace, subsequently, implies that FairPhone 3 and three Plus customers will soar from Android 11 to Android 13.

The corporate additionally mentioned that the Snapdragon 632 chipset inside these telephones is not supported by Qualcomm. Because of this the cellphone software program is now “maintained instantly” by FairPhone.

This was the same predicament to the one confronted by the FairPhone 2, as its Snapdragon 801 processor didn’t formally help Android 9. After all, the cellphone nonetheless obtained Android 9 and 10.

FairPhone added that the FairPhone 3 and three Plus are assured to obtain software program help till August 2024, however that it’s aiming to increase help to 2026. That wouldn’t be dangerous in any respect for smartphones that launched with Android 9 and 10. By comparability, telephones launched in 2019 just like the Samsung Galaxy S10 collection and Google Pixel 4 vary have each lately reached end-of-life standing and have subsequently stopped receiving updates.