Any non-google/Android or Apple phones out there?

MissJ84

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I own a Pinephone and it's not really quite there yet imo.
In the meantime there are android phones which run Ubuntu Touch or you can 'degoogle' your phone by running any AOSP rom without GAPPS and instead use F-Droid.
 

Aurelius

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Huawei phones are non-Google phones, though I'm not sure you'd rather have Chinese spyware vs US spyware.

They're still using Android, just not with Google apps and services.

The truly Google-less devices come out in 2021, when Huawei releases phones based on its Harmony OS.
 

DCookSta

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Researching the Pine64 company looks like pinephone isn't very far from China either.

"In January 2020, Pine Microsystems Inc. was dissolved while Pine Store Limited was incorporated on December 5, 2019 in Hong Kong and store.pine64.org claims to operate under the laws of Malaysia and China."

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pine64
 
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There is almost no point in owning non-Android and/or non-Apple smart phone if you want to have apps. It makes more sense to get an old flip phone with the same basic functions today's non-iOS and/or non-Android phones provide. I think communication security is an exception, in which case you should go with a cryptophone (from GSMK or ESD). Librem 5 is NOT a cryptophone. It provides a bit more security (or maybe just sense of security) than today's typical iOS or Android phone at the cost of being heavily app-limited, assuming you try to stick to Zero Trust-like policies.
 

scrappymouse

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AOSP, Ubuntu touch, lineageOS, /e/ project, but almost all of these require you to flash your phone. Advantages you don't have your phone phoning home, the apps aren't all that limited either for some of these, especially the AOSP flavors of which there are many. Will some apps not work? yep...but those are mainly Google based apps, however most of those have alternatives. Here is a decent video on using a degoogled phone
this channel has many other videos on degoogled phones, as well as reviews on linux phones as well.
 
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