Alternatives to Android for all platforms with any license

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    Android-x86

    This is a project to port Android open source project to x86 platform, formerly known as "patch hosting for Android x86 support". The original plan is to host different patches for Android x86 support from open source...

    Open Source Windows Linux VirtualBox VMware Player

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    Remix OS

    Remix OS is an innovative Android-based operating system engineered to be equally adept on mobile and desktop devices.

    Free Linux Android Android Tablet

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  • MIUI icon

    MIUI

    MIUI is a stock and aftermarket firmware for smartphones and tablet computers based on Android . MIUI, developed by Xiaomi, includes various features such as theming support. It is updated every...

    Open Source Android

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    iOS

    iOS is a mobile operating system developed by Apple Inc. and distributed exclusively for Apple hardware. It is the operating system that powers iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Each main version of iOS / iPhone OS has introduced a big...

    Free iPhone iPad

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    Ubuntu Phone

    Ubuntu now runs on phones. With a beautifully designed, easy-to-use interface that enables users to find content and switch between apps faster than ever, it represents the alternative open source OS the mobile industry has been...

    Open Source Linux

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    Replicant

    Replicant is a distribution of Android that is 100% Free Software. Most of Android is licensed freely under the Apache License 2.0. The Linux core is mostly Free Software under the GPLv2. However, there are numerous components of...

    Open Source Android

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    Sailfish OS

    Mobile-optimized with the flexibility, ubiquity and stability of the Linux core and a cutting edge user experience built with the renowned Qt™ platform.

    Open Source Self-Hosted

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    • A very promising and fresh look at the mobile interface. Compatible with Android apps but far more innovative in terms of how you interact with your phone. JohnFastmanDec 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • Windows Phone icon

    Windows Phone

    Windows Phone is a mobile operating system developed by Microsoft. Some features include : Live Tiles, Kid's Corner, Photos + SkyDrive, Rooms. It also allows you to Take your Word docs, Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations...

    Free Windows Phone

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    • Dreadful proprietary lockin means Windows Phone doesn't offer anywhere near the same number of apps or user freedom as do Android or CyanogenMod. Hard to find a reason to go for Windows Phone, easy to find reasons to leave. JohnFastmanDec 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    Tizen OS

    Tizen is an open source mobile and device operating system based on Linux developed by Samsung and Intel. It can support programs written with Samsung’s Bada SDK as well as Android applications. The operating system supports a...

    Open Source Linux

  • Phoenix OS icon

    Phoenix OS

    Phoenix OS is a personal computer operating system which is further researched and developed based on the Android platform, mainly orients to smart tablet, laptop, desktop computer and other large-screen devices. It inherits many...

    Open Source Linux Android Android Tablet

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    Slim ROM

    Slim ROM is super-lightweight Android ROM for Samsung Galaxy phones, that's aimed at advanced users. Slim is designed to trim the fat down to the bare essentials and give you a fast and clean Android installation.

    Free Android

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    AOKP

    AOKP stands for Android Open Kang Project. It is a custom ROM distribution for many Android devices. It is mostly based off of AOSP.

    Open Source Android Android Tablet

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    Plasma Mobile

    Plasma Mobile turns your phone into a fully open hacking device, just like a PC. You can join us to start building new mobile experiences now. Key features: Libre Technologies Plasma Mobile (a plasma workspace) ...

    Open Source Linux

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    B2G OS

    B2G is a community maintained open source operating system for smartphones, tablets, smart TVs and other connected devices. The project was started in 2011 and is based on the Linux kernel and Gecko rendering engine. The entire user...

    Open Source Self-Hosted

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    Pwnix

    The Android Open Pwn Project (AOPP) is a network security variant of the Android Open Source Project (AOSP). Its product - called Pwnix - is the first Android ROM built from the ground up for network hacking and security. Pwnix runs...

    Open Source Android

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    QtMoko

    QtMoko is debian distribution for Linux based SmartPhones, like Openmoko Freerunner and Goldelico's GTA04 phone. Phone and user interface is based on QT Extendeded formerly known as Qtopia..

    Open Source Linux Self-Hosted

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    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, v58, released in December 2013, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.
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    Astian OS

    Astian OS is an operating system that is based on the discontinued Firefox OS, development by Astian Foundation, thus allowing support for mobile devices, TV's, and other devices. Astian OS is completely free and open.

    Open Source Self-Hosted

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    H5OS

    H5OS is a mobile OS based on Firefox OS developed by Acadine Technologies. H5OS is a dynamic, scalable operating systems software / service platform based on open standard web technologies, that...

    Free Self-Hosted

Android Comments

best free goal setting app with ,,coaching" for android/webbased -1 Helpful

Comment by Stahlmann
about Android Nov 2016
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better than Windows

Comment by alanwong
about Android and Windows 8 Nov 2016

i used the windows phone for few days and then realized how good android was. android gives me a better user experience and has better animations, graphics and supports more apps. android gets regular updates too. 10/10 for android.

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