I found that having a phone without google apps is in fact a blessing. If it doesn't run in f-droid you likely don't need it. Few exceptions.
You'll notice your phone has a lot less functionality. Still works as a phone, camera, music player tho.
You wind up using doing a lot less on your phone, and that is a good thing.
@GI_Jack what are you using as an android-based foundation
@patience lineageos what else?
Pine phone is certainly interesting, but EDC an unproven phone as the center of my comms I depend on? No.
new unproven platform?
Lineage OS is just ASOP stock with a few extra features bolted on. Subtle stuff like a flashlight and tethering, a lot of it adds real utility.
@GI_Jack well, thanks for the clairification
@GI_Jack An important app I would miss is Signal, which I don't think is in f-droid.
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.