Issues While Upgrading Fairphone from Jelly Bean To KitKat

Fairphone is a leading Smartphone development company that strives to design and develop outstanding product while ensuring high end quality. This social enterprise was founded in 2013, and has delivered Smartphone FP1 in 2013 and FP1U in 2014. Both the devices possess the Android 4.2.2 (which is popularly known as Jelly Bean) platform. Now, the question is that when the Android applications development platform has expanded its capabilities with the versions 4.4 (aka KitKat), why Faiphone is not upgrading to the superior version of Android. However, to foster advanced technology and latest improvements, it is imperative to use the latest platform as the base. The company has answered their disappointed consumers with a few reasons that are hindering it for this clear upgrade. Efforts from external parties is needed: They explained that to get an update to the Android KitKat, a support from the external parties is also needed. These are the production partner of Fairphone (Changhong) and the chip-set producer (Mediatek). Preferences of support provider: There are certain devices that are developed by other manufacturers but exhibiting the same OS as the Fairphone FP1 that are expected to get phone updated to Android 4.4 in a few more months. …