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i'm weaning myself off amazon (closed my personal AWS today, trying to move off amazon.com, so next will be google. internet friends, what should i do about mobile? switching to apple products is not a good solution. last time i did alt-android was cyanogenmod.

cm 7, to be exact. so i'm many years out of date, i have no idea how the cool kids de-google these days without just jumping over to another slightly less evil megacorp.

is ubuntu phone still around? what about jolla/sailfish? i've also heard about replicant, lineage, something based on alpine (which sounds really awesome), and i guess purism has a thing (but i don't love purism, they refuse to ban nazis from their social platforms). what does a person wanting to reduce dependence on major (and majorly evil) corporations do about mobile in 2019?

one thing i've considered is just switching back to a non-smart phone. i use five apps on my phone regularly: SMS, the alarm clock, firefox mobile, the music player, and authy for 2fa. everything else on my phone is extraneous.

i don't know if that's a thing you can actually do anymore. some of the hipster "it's like a smartphone but with less" things look pretty cool, but do they work? are they secure? are they supported? who knows, most of them never left kickstarter phase.

anyway if anyone has ideas on how i can de-google my mobile computing life ("give money to apple instead" is not a valid idea), let me know!

@zacanger could wait a few months on the pinephone, it should support postmarket & plasma mobile

@thurloat i didn't know they were making a phone now, that might be a seriously nice option!

thurloat ๐Ÿ“Œ @thurloat

@zacanger if all goes well, i plan on getting the phone an pinebook pro.

hoping for a decent launch

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