New company called eelo will give you de-Google-ized Android so that you can keep your privacy

A new start-up company called eelo wants to provide you with an alternative version of Android. What makes this different than the version of the mobile OS that you are familiar with is that this version is de-Google-ized. The goal is to allow users to have more privacy than they currently do with the Google Play Services version of the open source OS...
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37 Comments

21. TheOracle1

Posts: 2282; Member since: May 04, 2015

There are many alternatives to the playstore.

23. cmdacos

Posts: 4214; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Not many that are even half decent.

25. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Another excuse for easy business selling Chinese phone in dozen, you know you can just install lineageos on your own without flashing any gapps.

28. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Great, Replacing google products on your phone with bunch of 3rd party apps (app market, email, cloud, maps, etc) So you can get more companies to handle your personal informations.. what could go wrong? /s as if 3rd party could handle privacy better than google.. Chinese manufacturers been making google-less android since forever (because they hate google, but love android), but I don't think it'll make their personal data more secure.

30. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

If the alternative apps aren't connected to cloud services, and more importantly, not _a_ cloud service designed to maximize your value, it does actually make a massive difference.

29. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

Huh! I am actually looking into alternatives like these at the moment as I'm tired of Google not taking their social responsibilities serious on the YouTube comment section cesspools. If they want to profit on hate, the can do it without my money.

35. Amserty

Posts: 8; Member since: May 25, 2017

It may also be a way of publicizing it
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