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A free software reimplementation of Google's Play Services

  • FreeOpen Source
  • Android
Avg rating of 5 (4)| 2 comments

What is microG?

microG GmsCore is a free software reimplementation of Google Play Services icon Google Play Services. It allows applications calling proprietary Google APIs to run on AOSP-based ROMs like LineageOS icon LineageOS, acting as a free replacement for the non-free, proprietary Google Play Services (sometimes referred to as the more generic term "GApps"). It is a powerful tool to reclaim your privacy and freedom while enjoying Android icon Android core features (although apps you use that take advantage of it may still be using proprietary libraries to communicate with microG, just as they do when communicating with the actual Google Play Services).


  • Opt-in to Google Services and extend application support
  • On-/Offline location service
  • Easy on battery, memory and CPU
  • No bloatware
  • Works on real devices, test emulators and virtual mobile infrastructure
  • Free (open source) (Apache 2.0 licensed)

GmsCore includes the Unified Network Location Provider module (UnifiedNlp) which handles application calls to Google's network location provider. It relies on location and address lookup backends which must be installed separately. For more information on UnifiedNlp and its backends, please refer to the module's wiki.

For a full-working microG setup, you may consider to install a Google Play Store icon Google Play Store replacement application as well as the Services Framework Proxy (GsfProxy) module to provide Google's push messaging service.

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  1.  Ad-freemicroG doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
  2.  LightweightmicroG consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.

microG information

  • Developed bymicroG Team
  • LicensingOpen Source and Free product.
  • RatingAverage rating of 5
  • Alternatives9 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

Our users have written 2 comments and reviews about microG, and it has gotten 40 likes

microG was added to AlternativeTo by EzraZebra on and this page was last updated . microG is sometimes referred to as microG Project.

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Still in development and incomplete, but clearly the hero we needed!

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A great alternative to google services

It gives you the option to opt-out of google spyware and be reserve your privacy.

I'm so grateful for the developer. This is one of the most important software that humanity needs

I will continue donating to this project

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