/ e / OS: a mobile system to get rid of Google

/ e / OS

Android continues to be the most widely used operating system on mobile devices. This system is open source, but includes a number of binary blogs and also a considerable amount of pre-installed services and applications to make them functional. These services and apps are (see GMS), of course, those of Google. Instead, some solutions alternatives like / e / OS They can allow you to get rid of all this and enforce your privacy even more.

Although you can download the ROM and has a simple installer, you can also choose buy mobile phone directly with the system already installed, so that it is much easier for you if you do not have computer skills or are simply looking for comfort. To do this, you can find some models for sale in their online store.

What is / e / OS?

If you wonder what exactly is / e / OS, is an operating system for mobile devices. It is open source and free, started by French Gaël Duval, also the creator of the Mandrake distribution.

/ e / OS has been based on Android, specifically it is a fork of the famous LineageOS, without binary blobs and with a firmware customized by the foundation that supports this project.

Replace the Google apps and services, so that it respects your privacy more. To do this, it makes use of the MicroG project and Mozilla's location services. So you can replace GMS. In addition, proprietary solutions have been included to fill the gaps in the email platform, cloud storage, and other tools.

Of course, it is compatible with your favorite apps that exist natively for Android, which opens up its possibilities in terms of compatibility. To download the apps has Fdroid, and other repositories, to replace Google Play. A system of cataloging the apps has also been implemented according to the permissions and trackers of each one, to give more information to the user.

At the moment it is in beta phase, but it is already quite functional ...

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  1.   aldobelus said

    This is great news! I spent some time installing other ROMs on my mobile phone (I don't remember now the name of the project that made them, although it was famous) and the pity was that the "Google part" had to be added. There was no getting away if you wanted the phone to be functional. So this option that you bring us is the way to finally get rid of the yoke of the big G, its applications that are impossible to uninstall and enjoy a phone that only obeys its owner, as it should be.