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Phones LineageOS 15.1 is officially supported on

LineageOS is the successor to Cyanogenmod – a Google-free, freedom technology alternative to stock Android that isn’t infected with Google Play Services (Google’s surveillance services) … Version 14.1 is stable and runs flawlessly on older hardware but if you’re looking for a new phone, this list I compiled may help.

Web+: dat://ar.al/2018/07/03/phones-

Web: ar.al/2018/07/03/phones-lineag

@aral Do you know about microG? It's a FOSS implementation of Google Services.

microg.org/

There's also LineageOS with built-in microG.

lineage.microg.org/

@desikn Was just reading about it yesterday. Have yet to try it out but aiming to when I get a chance.

@desikn @aral thanks I have been trying to find something like this for maps. I searched at least 20 different terms.

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@desikn @aral I'm using for a long time, with Yalp store, everything works, is fantastic.

@desikn @aral and I learned that I can use LineageOS without any extra Google blobs and no Gapps and all my apps still run!

@aral Can't wait to install it as soon as the Pixel is supported!

@aral oh, is "web+" the official name for the dat/Beaker browser stuff? there's gotta be a better name than that...

@aral is there also a successor project to Cyanogen founded by one of the #Mandrake #GNU + #Linux founders?

@aral the Sony Xperia XA2 looks sweet. And is half the price of a Fairphone...

@aral It's a pitty that OS for mobile phones does not work more like GNU/Linux for standard computers: you can install the same distro on almost all computers with the same processor architecture. Given the current capacity of modern phones, I think it should be possible to pack all the drivers and specific settings to the basic Android, and then chose the appropriate ones when loading the OS (or during install). I think the problem comes from manufacturers not releasing any of the drivers, etc

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