February 23, 2024
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NEWSMurena has introduced the Fairphone 4 to the US. Murena sells 4 telephone fashions which were privatized and ‘de-Googled’ as they are saying. Fairphone is thought for simpler consumer repairability, longevity and sustainability, however to this point has solely been usable outdoors the U.S. Some have tried earlier Fairphone fashions right here and they didn’t function optimally. 

The Fairphone 4, the mannequin usable within the U.S., operates on T-Cell 5G networks, comes with a 5 yr guarantee (if bought by Dec. 31, 2023) is made with recycled supplies and Fairphone claims it’s ‘digital waste impartial’. 

Murena lists these because the U.S. networks with which the Fairphone 4 can function: T-Cell, Metro by T-Cell, Mint cell, Tello, Crimson Pocket (GSMT – T Cell model) 24, Extremely cell, Easy Cell, ting, Pace Speak, GCI (Alaska) 3. These are all T-Cell MVNOs and particular point out is made that the Fairphone 4 received’t work with Verizon. AT&T isn’t talked about in any respect however they’ve a strict, restricted record of telephones they permit on their community anyway.

Murena calls the working system, ‘/e/OS’  however it’s a de-Googled model of Android 12. ‘Android with out Google’ they name it. The telephone (and firm) appears devoted to full privateness. The software program nor {hardware} will monitor your location, app utilization or something about you.

Default apps come on the telephone to fulfill frequent wants however all Android apps will be put in on the Fairphone 4. Apps will be downloaded from the Murena ‘App Lounge’. From the Murena website: “/e/OS comes with superbly designed open-source apps to cowl most of your wants: browser, electronic mail, calendar, maps, digital camera and extra.”

And since /e/OS runs on Android, you’ll be able to nonetheless run most of your favorite Android apps.”

And, “we decipher the app code for you: you’ll be able to see which and what number of trackers are hidden inside the app. It additionally paperwork the variety of permissions the app requires to function. With a straightforward to learn scoring, you’ll be able to see which apps are secure and which of them needs to be prevented.”

Pricing is $629.90 for 126 GB storage and 6 GB reminiscence.  256 GB storage and eight GB reminiscence is priced at $699.90.

Learn extra about Fairphone 4 and see the total specs at Murena and Fairphone, however the telephone can solely be obtained for U.S. use on the Murena web site for now.