Due to its 2021 release, the Fairphone 4 now runs Android 11. Android 13 gets its second major update. The company’s latest release says this isn’t the last major update. The Fairphone 4 may get Android 15, but not soon.
On Twitter, Fairphone released the Android 13 update for the Fairphone 4 (X). In weeks, everyone will have access to the deployment, which has begun. The Tweet is brief, but the device support page has more details.
Welcome, late or not: The 2021 Fairphone 4 received an Android 13 update from Amsterdam-based Fairphone. Users will be relieved when the update arrives, albeit late.
Two years old, this phone has Android 11 from 2021. So, Android 13 gets its second major update. The company’s latest announcement says this isn’t the last major change. The Fairphone 4 can support Android 15, but not soon.
Fairphone announced the Fairphone 4 (X) Android 13 upgrade on Twitter. Everyone will have access to it in the coming weeks after the rollout. The Tweet is brief, but the device support website has more information, as usual.
Some users have the update. @cyka_nya posted the screenshot in the official announcement tweet’s comments. Fairphone 4 Android 13 update info you may like.
Fairphone 4 Android 13 update.
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 the upcoming weeks. You can check for the update manually from the 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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