Leaving Apple and Google: /e/ first beta is here

Less than a year ago, I posted a serie of articles “Leaving Apple & Google…” [part 2, part 2] to announce that I was planning to create a smartphone OS. A new OS that would:

  • be free from Google (no Google services, no Google search, no Google Play store, etc.)
  • be far more respectful of user’s data privacy
  • be attractive enough so that Mom and Dad, children and friends would enjoy using it even if they aren’t technophiles or geeks

Today we release a first beta of what we have done so far to make the initial vision a reality.

It’s basically LineageOS with a number of additional tweaks and changes, but if it can become a fully-featured Google-free Android, that’s always welcome.


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