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Mobian Alternatives

Mobian is described as 'open-source project aimed at bringing Debian GNU/Linux to mobile devices' and is a Mobile OS in the os & utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Mobian for a variety of platforms, including Android, Linux, Android Tablet, Linux Mobile and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is Android, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Mobian are LineageOS, Ubuntu Touch, /e/ and Android-x86.

Mobian alternatives are mainly Operating Systems but may also be Mobile OSs or Android ROMs. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Mobian.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux
  • Linux Mobile

Mobian is an open-source project aimed at bringing Debian GNU/Linux to mobile devices.

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  1. Android is an operating system for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers.

    ⚫︎ Sync with Google CalendarAndroid can be synchronized with Google Calendar
    ⚫︎ CustomizableAndroid is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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    LineageOS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • Android Tablet

    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.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableLineageOS is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedLineageOS is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ LightweightLineageOS consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Version 14.1


  3. Ubuntu Touch is a mobile version of the Ubuntu operating system for mobile devices. It is adapted to run naturally in a mobile, touch-screen environment but is also capable of functioning as a desktop computer while in "desktop mode".

    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedUbuntu Touch is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableUbuntu Touch is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ OpenVPNUbuntu Touch supports OpenVPN, one of the most secure and reliable VPN protocols.
    ⚫︎ LightweightUbuntu Touch consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ No TrackingUbuntu Touch will not track or use your personal data.
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  4. /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.

    ⚫︎ Privacy focused/e/ is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ Lightweight/e/ consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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  5. Android-x86 icon

    Android-x86

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • VirtualBox
    • Self-Hosted
    • VMware Workstation
    • VMware Player

    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 community.

    ⚫︎ LightweightAndroid-x86 consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    GrapheneOS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android

    GrapheneOS is a privacy and security focused mobile OS with Android app compatibility developed as a non-profit open source project.

    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedGrapheneOS is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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    CalyxOS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android

    Everyone needs a phone. Not everyone wants governments and corporations tracking their every move and spying on their communications. CalyxOS lets you have your cake and eat it too, with "Privacy by Design".

    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedCalyxOS is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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    Encrypted communications
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    Replicant

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android

    Replicant is a distribution of Android that is 100% Free Software.

    ⚫︎ Root requiredRequires root to use Replicant, mainly relevant for Android apps.
    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedReplicant is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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    DivestOS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • Android Tablet

    A mobile operating system divested from the norm.

    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedDivestOS is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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    postmarketOS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Linux Mobile

    postmarketOS (pmOS), is a touch-optimized, pre-configured Alpine Linux that can be installed on smartphones and other mobile devices. The project is at very early stages of development and is not usable for most users yet.

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