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[–] hafen [S] 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago  (edited ago)

While there are some alternatives, none are perfect. We need more alternatives built from the ground up to be better morally and ethically. The barrier of entry for producing technology we actually own is insanely high. IMO, Android is the least of our worries, when the entire mobile ecosystem is pozzed from the ground up.

If you really need a cell phone, get a dumb phone, or Purism's 'librem 5' which is at the very least a step in the right direction, as it runs linux, has killswitches, and runs on mostly opensource hardware. Sadly still, I have reservations.


[–] Volvo164 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Purism most likely still uses the android Kernel when you run Linux on it. I'd go for hardware that has mainline Linux kernel support. The folks working on Maemo Leste and PostmarketOS are doing a great job.