Interesting article at http://thenextweb.com/gadgets/2015/03/05/fairphones-second-ethically-sourced-handset-is-coming-this-summer-but-its-still-not-all-that-fair/|
"Right now, the company uses the Android operating system, but if
the aim is to create a 100 percent ethical handset one day, it’ll
have to think carefully about the best way to approach its software,
as well as the hardware.
In terms of software we want to make it more open and look at
privacy issues step-by-step again. The next phone we are
releasing it with Android, and we also selected Qualcomm as the
chipset manufacturer. That allows us to release Android together
with a development environment, so people can rebuild the image
and modify it.
Fairphone says it’s looking at using possible alternative OSes in
the future, like Firefox OS or Sailfish. It would even contemplate
giving consumers a choice of OS when they first switch on the
device, if it could."