@konrad does /e/ actually do anything useful now? I don't see what the point is over regular LineageOS or LineageOS with the microG build
@Matter I don't know yet - pls allow a few weeks for tests. But you know: if something does not live up to my expectations... I change it 😀 ... like installing Debian or LineageOS or whatever I feel like. I want full control over my stuff.
@konrad @Matter I have been running /e/ for a while now. I think their goal is to make something kind of like the iPhone walled garden "safe, private, convenient" experience for regular consumers. Beyond that:
* Stronger focus on privacy than Lineage
* Privacy-oriented services come with the phone out of the box (like having a Google account, but instead it's an /e/ account)
* Their own curated app store that allows installing proprietary apps, but with privacy ratings
The only thing exciting about /e/ is that it's totally possible nontechnical consumers will some day have the option to buy an Android phone that's built for privacy. If you have the ability to put Lineage on your phone, I say do it. But regular consumers do need something that's both private and easy, out of the box.
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