WTF?! My non-rooted phone had #Google Maps pre-installed, but I only use #OSMand for navigation etc.

Yesterday, I walked to a local restaurant, without using my phone, and had lunch there before walking back.

I never opened #GoogleMaps.

Today, I find a notification from Maps:
How was {restaurant name}?
Rate places to get smarter recommendations.

So it tracked and calculated where I ate without even opening my phone or the app.

Definitely time for #Pinephone / #LibreM

#privacy #Android

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I used Jolla's Sailfish OS as a daily driver since 2013. No problems, and if i ever need an Android app, the compatibility layer has worked on every single one such as Telegram.

@Linux if only #Jolla would liberate their proprietary components in the #Sailfish UI ...
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In the meantime, i think one should just use it, rather than Google Android :thinkhappy:

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TBH I haven't done anywhere near enough research to really know the viability of each of the options mentioned, so I'm wondering:

Replicant - how much does it free you from proprietary g services as opposed to just the code?

UBports - Is it actually basic feature complete or still alpha?

PostmarketOS - isn't this more just a low level base? Does it actually have userland apps?

PureOS - Is this available on any device before the LibreM 5?

@Blort @strypey PureOS is not available on anything other than the Librem5 at this point.

@bpetty true for now, but I expect #PureOS will be ported to the #PinePhone, and to other Android mobiles liberated to run a mainline kernel by the #PostmarketOS project. It's an exciting time for mobile #SoftwareFreedom.
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@strypey @Blort Absolutely! The only thing stopping ports right now is essentially drivers.

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> #Replicant - how much does it free you from proprietary g services as opposed to just the code?

It takes #LineageOS (formerly #CyanogenMod) and strips out any remaining nonfree code. Which is why it runs on fewer devices and needs a wifi dongle. #FDroid is the default app installer. Out of the box, it contains no support for proprietary Goggle apps. The user can add any Android compatible stuff they like, but if you want to use some nonfree code, might as well stick with Lineage.

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> UBports - Is it actually basic feature complete or still alpha?

I haven't tried it, but AFAIK it's a continuation of #UbuntuTouch, and from memory, there were commercial devices sold with that OS before the project was canned by Canonical. So I expect it's pretty complete.

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> #PostmarketOS - isn't this more just a low level base? Does it actually have userland apps?

I don't know much about this project yet. But my impression is their goal is get a standard GNU/Linux base system running on an Android device, which can then be used with #GNOME, #KDE, or any other DE that has a touchscreen version. I presume they will supply ready-to-use ROMs with these for each device they liberate.

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