/e/ is a fork of LineageOS that aims to be completely free of everything Google. Not only that, but there are a number of goals the developer has in mind for /e/ that more people feel are vital to a mobile operating system.
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 the default software stack on the devices that are proprietary software. Most notably, nearly any component that touches the hardware directly is proprietary software. Replicant lacks location tracking (anti)features.
On the Replicant Wiki you can find a list of open source apps that can be used to replace the proprietary Google apps (Market, Gmail, Maps, etc.). Most notably, it suggests to use F-Droid instead of Google Market.
A free and open-source operating system for smartphones and tablet computers, based on the Android mobile platform. It is the successor to the highly popular custom ROM CyanogenMod, from which it was forked in December 2016 when Cyanogen Inc. announced it was discontinuing development and shut down the infrastructure behind the project. Since Cyanogen Inc. retained the rights to the Cyanogen name, the project rebranded its fork as LineageOS.
LineageOS was officially launched on December 24, 2016, with the source code available on GitHub. Since that time, LineageOS has been described as highly popular and forcibly developed; within 4 months from the initial announcement, LineageOS development builds covered more than 160 models of phone, and over a million users, having doubled its user base in the month February–March 2017.
Full Play Services compatibility
Our ROM has built-in microG free-as-in-freedom re-implementation of Google's proprietary Android user space apps and libraries.
This enables you to use every Google service you need without keeping another closed-source binary blob in your Android system.
Native F-Droid support
LineageOS for microG comes with F-Droid already installed. You can use it to access plenty of FOSS applications or even a Play Store bridge repository like Playmaker or GPlayWeb.
We ship OTA updates from upstream LineageOS weekly. In this way you always receive new features and security updates just few days after they are released mainline.
A free-as-in-freedom re-implementation of Google’s proprietary Android user space apps and libraries.
F-Droid is an installable catalogue of FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) applications for the Android platform.
Aurora Store is an unofficial, FOSS client to Google's Play Store with an elegant design. Not only does Aurora Store download, update, and search for apps like the Play Store, it also empowers the user with new features.
For those concerned with privacy, Aurora Store does not require Google's proprietary framework (spyware?) to operate; It works perfectly fine with or without GooglePlayService or MicroG. However, those still reliant on those services are welcome to use Aurora Store as well!
While Aurora Store was originally based on Sergei Yeriomin's Yalp store, v3.0 is a clean & complete rewrite from scratch that follows Material Design and runs on all devices running Android 5.0+.
-- Has GPLv3 licence
-- Built upon latest Material Design guidelines
-- You can log in and download with anonymous accounts so you don't have to use your own account
-- You can download purchased apps or access your wishlist by using your own Google account
-- Instantly see trackers an app is hiding in its code
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