MacBH928

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So after many attempts of people trying to find a FOSS/private smartphone OS I heard of GrapheneOS. As far as I understand its Android without the Google code in it.

1-Can someone tell me how is this possible when Android is a Google project?
2-It has F-Droid(FOSS only app store) but what if I want to download non-FOSS apps like Twitter or Netflix? Will I have to install Google Play Store rendering the privacy attempt useless?
3-If GrapheneOS is Android with privacy and FOSS, why hasn't the FOSS community all jump on this platform since it is their answer to a long time of attempting to create a private and secure smartphone OS after Sailfish, Ubuntu Touch, and Librem?
 

Stevie jobz 2.0

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Just get a disposable burner phone mate, no one goes to this much trouble to stop Google knowing what sports websites they have been on.... 🤔🤔
 
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I think hardly anybody jumped on it because we all already become dependent on apps and Google, whether intentional or not.

Basically Android without GMS just doesn't entice regular user adoption.

I guess they can try China, which is probably the only market that is used to Android without GMS.
 
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MacBH928

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Just get a disposable burner phone mate, no one goes to this much trouble to stop Google knowing what sports websites they have been on.... 🤔🤔

If you think thats where it stops, I would use Google everyday. I suggest you research how much Google gather information on you. Did you know they used to read your emails?
 
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Stevie jobz 2.0

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If you think thats where it stops, I would use Google everyday. I suggest you research how much Google gather information on you. Did you know they used to read your emails?
Not a problem mate, they will read about what sports channels I'm subscribed to... What would they find on your emails? 🤔
 
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MacBH928

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Not a problem mate, they will read about what sports channels I'm subscribed to... What would they find on your emails? 🤔

If you have nothing to hide then share with us your email address and password...its just sports channels after all
 
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