Alternatives to Android for Android with any license

  • LineageOS

    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...

    • Lineage is basically stock Android without bloat from Google or device manufacturers. You can usually update to a more modern version of Android than your device natively supports, and you can reinstall any software you still want, so it's a great alternative. Guest • Nov 2017 • 8 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • nice features, big community, many motivated developers, patches for very old devices (at least 10 years in some cases) Guest • Mar 2018 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Lineage OS is the best custom ROM if you don't like the original heavily skinned Android that was provided by the OEM. It is very close to stock ROM with lots of little meaningful tweaks available. bharathseMar 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Some resources of LineageOS are still Google ressources, but the FLOSS process is on the go. As GoogleMaps is switching to commercial these days, Android could become commercial with fees also. Free Software alternatives are required to prevent such enclosures. Guest • May 2018 Disagree   Agree

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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. Given its lightweight size and system...

    • Remix OS is based on Android, but is optimized to also work on desktop computers. It's probably the best desktop OS based on Android. Guest • Mar 2018 Disagree   Agree

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    • Discontinued The company Jide decided to discontinue the Remix OS project and to focus efforts on the enterprise space: http://www.jide.com/ At the moment, last version, 3.0.207, released in November 2016, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • 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...

    • Its quick, smooth and its functionality is intuitive. Easy to negotiate, fast to respond and it doesn't leave you hanging which indicates its software has kept the bugs out of its firmware. Guest • Sep 2017 • 0 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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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.

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  • CopperheadOS

    A hardened open-source operating system based on Android with PaX, OpenBSD malloc and much other privacy/security features.

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  • Paranoid Android

    Paranoid Android provides a unique experience and ultimate customization for your Android device. Paranoid Android is a custom ROM aiming to extend the system...

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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...

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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...

    Free Open Source Android

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  • Maru

    Maru makes personal computing more context-aware by giving you the best interface for your environment. That means when you're on the go, Maru is your phone; when...

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  • OmniROM

    The goal of Omni is to experiment with Android development because we enjoy it. Omni isn’t better, just different. It’s another option for the billion Android users out...

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  • Carbon ROM

    CarbonRom is an aftermarket firmware based on the Android Open Source Project. Features: PIE Halo AOKP Ribbons Comprehensive speed...

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