Fairphone operating system

437810165_640While looking forward about obtaining one out of 25000 ethicaly made Fairphones through pre-order, which are announced for December, Fairphone has recently announced their own custom made Operating System, which will be based on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS. It will be designed by Kwamecorp. The main benefits of the new interface are:

  • Edge Swipe: quick use of your chosen favorite apps
  • Last Used & Most Used: learning from you to easily categorize the apps you use the most
  • Battery Usage Background: an optional layer on top of the wallpaper, which corresponds background color with battery usage status
  • Peace of Mind: a conceptual tool that allows you to designate a certain amount of time to be disconnected from the digital world

Kwame explained their approach as taking the stock Android, expanding on its awesomeness, while also taking a new perspective: in an environment with constant notification systems, Kwamecorp is developing something that can balance the need to be connected with a more calming user experience.

Author: Jan Prunk

Jan Prunk, Free software / GNU Linux enthusiast from Slovenia.

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