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Google used Unix and renamed it Android. Now it profits off of contributions of open source programmers that made Unix and Gnu/Linux. Don't be fooled people, Google just took Linux kernel and added touch support and most importantly "Play store" where developers could make little money and be forced to make their apps free because Google planned it that way. Fast forward a couple years and the whole world is using android, people like those free apps, but they don't realize Google is profiting big time by adding their uninstallable bloatware like Chrome browser.
The only way to uninstall Chrome browser is with root access which voids warranty.
This is textbook Microsoft people! They did the same thing with Internet Explorer in the 90s. They force consumers to use their product, but the average consumer is unfortunately too dumb.

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in it's AOSP (Android Open Source Project) pure form it's a staple OS for smartphones. unfortunely, what many people don't realise is they don't have the original AOSP operating system in their smart phones - barely anyone does.

they are running modified proprietary versions tweaked by the device's manufacturer, bundled with proprietary google apps (and some times the manufacturers') without giving you the option to get rid of them, much less the back-bone of google apps: the Google Services Framework which will keep track of most activity on your device and send it back home to google servers

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Well it is Open Source for a reason. Some companies do really well at tweaking the Android OS while some are really bad (bloatware, etc.)

In general, it's really up to the manufacturers to make Android good or not. Android has opened an entire realm of possibilities for creative manufacturers.


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I dislike Android supremely. It is the brainchild of Google and is full of its proprietary junk, trackers, and ads. Sure it has a WONDERFUL selection of apps if you don't care about potential malware, viruses, and further tracking.

It does have a nice interface and, with F-Droid, a truly great selection of apps but it is just too proprietary and Google gets too much of my information through this mobile OS.

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Android is a great operating system for mobile, and the market leader in terms of number of devices. Google's penetration into the market, though, as opposed to shipping a stock android without Google, and allowing customer to choose what apps they want, is disappointing. This is quickly solved by using LineageOS or another custom ROM, developed directly from the Android Open Source Project.

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Simple & while Google is not in your face with it like some name brand's...

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Highly customizable and easy to use.

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