Every day, it is a trend to use free, open and secure software and platforms, that is, that offer measures and privacy and computer security guarantees. Since the public, the consumer and the citizen, are always looking for alternatives to everything used. AND
«Sistema Operativo», is in the eye of controversy, for its close relationship with
«Google», One technology giant of the group of
, has made of
«Android» a kind of platform to promote itself and its services, which are often impregnated with bad experiences in terms of policies or security and privacy flaws it means. Which has done, that free alternatives based on
«Linux»proper, or others, for the benefit of all.
Some of the alternatives that have come onto the market, both in the past and today, are alternatives that have been or are partial or total.
That is, they range from simply not allowing critical applications and services to full capacity
«Google» until the elimination and total restriction of the same, even reaching the use of a totally new Operating System based on the
«AOSP (Android Open Source Project)» or one from scratch, as in the recent case of
«Harmony OS» de
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Free alternatives to full Android from Google
AOSP (Android Open Source Project)
«Android Open Source Project (AOSP)» Es the base or nucleus of
«Sistema Operativo de código abierto» for mobile devices primarily driven by
«Google». However, with
«Google» provides the general public with all the information and source code necessary to create custom variants of the
«Sistema Operativo Android».
«AOSP» It provides the necessary elements to be able to carry it to the necessary mobile devices and support the accessories created for the platform
«Android», ensuring that the devices meet the compatibility requirements maintained by the entire ecosystem. The objective of
«AOSP» is to avoid any central point of failure where one industry player can restrict or control the innovations of any other player.
/ e / (EAug)
«/e/» or eelo or e-google as it is sometimes known, actually a complete mobile ecosystem. An Operating System focused on the applications and online services essential for a better and more satisfactory user experience. In addition, it has its own online services, such as a search engine, email, storage, and other online tools, which create a unique, more effective privacy environment.
The organization supporting this project,
«e-Foundation», has made public its
«Sistema Operativo» based
«Android», so that it is available for evaluation by all. In addition, its own applications are also based on
«código abierto», and also supports the execution of any application
«LineageOS»is a free and open source Operating System for mobile smart devices, laptops, and even computers, which is based on
«Android». It was born as a successor to the old project of
«ROM» custom known as
It was officially released on December 24, 2016, with the source code available at
«GitHub», and like the versions of
«Android», it has specific versions for a single model. From its launch to this day,
«ROMs» available for more than 185 phone models, with millions of active installations, and a huge user community.
«PostmarketOS» It's a
«Sistema Operativo»Linux adapted for phones and other mobile devices. Developed in
«Software Libre» sustainable, focused on privacy and security, and true to the model of traditional Linux distributions, with their respective separation of privileges.
«PostmarketOS» It is being developed by a small group made up of developers, hackers, and hobbyists with the common goal of giving mobile phones a life cycle of ten years. Using a simple and sustainable architecture borrowed from typical Linux distributions, instead of using
«AOSP». The project is in an early stage and is not useful for most people at this time.
«PureOS» It's a
«Sistema Operativo»totally free, ethical and open source that is not based on
«Android» and that little by little has become known due to its use in the mobile field due to its use on the striking phones of the brand
«Librem» made by the Company
«PureOS» It is multiplatform, that is, it works on mobile, portable and desktop devices, it can also be installed on USB memory devices.
It has been developed in such a way as to offer the user an opportunity to regain control and protection of their private information, of their digital life through a
«Sistema Operativo» based entirely on
«Software Libre y de Código Abierto». Because of that,
«PureOS» comes with the best free and free software in terms of security and privacy to be able to surf the web safely, without being tracked by advertisers or sellers. In addition, it allows you to easily encrypt all the OS and data, with your own passwords. encryption.
«Replicant» it is also a
«Sistema Operativo» based
«Android», totally free and supported by many device models, characterized by emphasizing in the freedom, privacy and security of its users.
«Replicant» It is a totally free system, but it usually comes integrated with proprietary components, such as boot chargers, firmwares and the modem software, in some cases. However, the same, on certain devices can also be able to run, for example, bootloaders based on
Other important Android alternatives
As we have seen, over time and today, there have been many unsuccessful and interesting, or important and successful attempts to implement a
«Android» much freer from
«Google» or totally free of
«Google». Being one of the most current experiences or campaigns that of the
«Fundación del Software Libre de Europa»Called Free your Android!, which we invite you to know.
And yes, at some point you have managed to use one or more of the ones mentioned here, leave us your comment about your experience, and if you just want to give your opinion, also leave us your comment for the debate and enrichment of all on the subject.