I have to wonder why #eelo is so popular among people who are trying to "de-google" their lives and use something privacy-respecting and open source. I've personally experienced their censorship on Telegram when I asked a few basic questions about user privacy and how it truly differs from LOS with microG.

I also saw that you have to have an account with /e/ before you can use some of the most basic features. It's also incredibly buggy with reports every day about things breaking.

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@amolith I'm actually a financial backer for . I honestly thought they would develop something new. I flashed /e/ to my and realized it was yet another os based on . In this case it was based on , based on . I found the Bliss Launcher to be very buggy. After installing LOS with microG for comparison, I eventually just reloaded official LOS with Mind the GApps back on my phone. Needless to say, I was a bit disappointed.

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I haven't used it myself so I don't have first-hand experience with it but I've talked to many people who have and they all say the same thing; it's LOS with a buggy launcher and prebuilt apps that you may or may not be able to trust.

I hadn't heard of Mind the GApps before; I've been using microG. Before that, it was Ubuntu Touch.

@amolith Mind the GApps is just the name of a minimalistic add-on suite for custom ROMs that provide G services as well as G Play functionality.
Even with MicroG, I still had issues with third party apps functioning correctly.

@massius27 I'm thinking about switching to something other than microG because I have a few apps I would really like to run that I can't. Have you had any issues with Mind the GApps?

@amolith I've had absolutely no issues whatsoever. Again, the only drawback to this is, you are putting Google back on your phone in the form of Google Connectivity Services, and Google Play Services.
My end game is to be free from Google. My challenges with that are: Google Play Music, Google Play Movies, Drive and Chromecast. My path to that starts with a home NAS server.

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