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.


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 An important app I would miss is Signal, which I don't think is in f-droid.

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