I have to wonder why is so popular among people who are trying to "de-google" their lives and use something privacy-respecting and open source. I've personally experienced their censorship on Telegram when I asked a few basic questions about user privacy and how it truly differs from LOS with microG.

I also saw that you have to have an account with /e/ before you can use some of the most basic features. It's also incredibly buggy with reports every day about things breaking.

Needless to say, I did not vote for /e/ to be the next mobile OS on the Fairphone 3. Even Replicant is by far the better choice.

I really hope to see postmarketOS or Ubuntu Touch on it. They would be really cool 🤔


@amolith replicant can't be put on there though right, or they would have to use very old (S3 is the most recent IIRC) hardware?

@Matter I don't know 🤷‍♂️ I imagine and hope that they would try to use more current hardware with open source drivers available and contribute them upstream to Replicant. I don't know much about how mobile OSs differ from desktop other than vastly different hardware so don't quote me on any of this 😉

That project seems disingenuous to me as well. I don't see how they are doing anything different or better than lineage. It feels like their intentions aren't pure when they could be contributing to lineage instead.

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