'Fairphone, the European manufacturer of mobile phones with a reduced
environmental impact, has announced a partnership to offer /e/OS, the
most "de-Googled" and pro-privacy Android OS, on their latest model
Fairphone 3. An interesting move that reminds me of the recent
introduction of the Google-free Huawei Mate 30.
A pithy explainer of its "privacy by design ecosystem" -- and the
point of "Android without Google" -- further notes: "We have removed
many pieces of code that send your personal data to remote servers
without your consent. We don't scan your data in your phone or in your
cloud space, and we don't track your location a hundred times a day or
collect what you're doing with your apps."
According to TechCrunch, the e/OS variant of the Firephone 3 ships
from May 6, priced at just under 480 euros -- "a 30 euro premium on
the Googley flavor of Android you get on the standard Fairphone 3."
The report adds that existing owners of the Fairphone 3 can manually
install /e/OS gratis via an installer on its website.'
-- source: https://mobile.slashdot.org/story/20/04/29/2131230
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