WTF?! My non-rooted phone had #Google Maps pre-installed, but I only use #OSMand for navigation etc.

Yesterday, I walked to a local restaurant, without using my phone, and had lunch there before walking back.

I never opened #GoogleMaps.

Today, I find a notification from Maps:
How was {restaurant name}?
Rate places to get smarter recommendations.

So it tracked and calculated where I ate without even opening my phone or the app.

Definitely time for #Pinephone / #LibreM

#privacy #Android


I used Jolla's Sailfish OS as a daily driver since 2013. No problems, and if i ever need an Android app, the compatibility layer has worked on every single one such as Telegram.

@Linux if only #Jolla would liberate their proprietary components in the #Sailfish UI ...

@strypey @Blort

In the meantime, i think one should just use it, rather than Google Android :thinkhappy:


TBH I haven't done anywhere near enough research to really know the viability of each of the options mentioned, so I'm wondering:

Replicant - how much does it free you from proprietary g services as opposed to just the code?

UBports - Is it actually basic feature complete or still alpha?

PostmarketOS - isn't this more just a low level base? Does it actually have userland apps?

PureOS - Is this available on any device before the LibreM 5?


@Blort @strypey PureOS is not available on anything other than the Librem5 at this point.

@bpetty true for now, but I expect #PureOS will be ported to the #PinePhone, and to other Android mobiles liberated to run a mainline kernel by the #PostmarketOS project. It's an exciting time for mobile #SoftwareFreedom.

@strypey @Blort Absolutely! The only thing stopping ports right now is essentially drivers.

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