For all who are holding "But Apple supports iPhones for 5 years" up, I want to remind you, that Fairphone release a new Android version for the almost 6 year old Fairphone 2 just 2 weeks ago.

support.fairphone.com/hc/en-us

Yes, it's android 9, but that's fine, that's supported. (it was also just ported to Android 9 just in April. And if it falls out of official support, there can still be custom ROMs.)

Oh and obviously you can still buy replacement parts directly.

@sheogorath True, but AFAIK that’s (one of) the only android manufacturer to do this. Big names such as Google or Samsung who could afford it just don’t.

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@Crocmagnon which I think is fair, as Apple is also the only iOS manufacturer. So I'm not sure if I want to go down the road of "unless more Android manufacturers do this, it's worthless/not good enough/…".

If Google and Samsung don't provide these updates for their devices, don't buy them. Buy a fairphone instead. I mean, some people argue that this is what the benefit of the free market is, that you can choose your device.

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