As I read here (see i) the FP3 is now a target for /e/. /e/ (see ii) is a customized Android with focus on privacy, much more than LineageOS. /e/ is still in beta status, but already usable. Also /e/ follows the OpenSource philosophy much more than Fairphone.
Anyway, the developers of /e/ need information about already working roms on FP3 (see iii). Please post information there.
Help /e/ to make /e/ perhaps the first fully supported and actively developed google free custom rom.
I didn’t know them til yesterday but got their OS running on a non-FP Android phone and it looks great and has all the perks you’d expect and wish for. At least that’s true for me.
They seem to know what they are doing and I’ll happily trade my adb-google-apps-stripped FP3 OS for one of those.
Do you have any insights on how close is “close”? I follow their social media and check their forum from time to time and IIRC they only recently started working on the FP3. Which personally makes me wonder how soon that’s actually possible.
With Fairphone Open OS still in limbo and official LineageOS not in sight yet being the only viable open OS on the Fairphone 3 apart from the tinkering-heavy and update-uncertain GSI niche should very much boost overall /e/ usage.
I have a question regarding /e/. Maybe I am completely wrong, but I am interested in you opinion.
Do you guys/gals think they are trustworthy? I mean didn’t read much about them till now, and then they suddenly pop up with this quite professional appearance (Design, Website, concept with selling preinstalled phones etc.) which is somehow not so common for a new small open source project. I mean I think it’s cool that the do it this way, cause that’s how you reach people. But in the end making an OS is such a huge project that there can not only be intended and not yet detected backdoors but also bugs that lead to security issues…
I am not so advanced in this and maybe too suspicious. But the fact that they are using telegram (!!!) as a communication tool really started me thinking. I mean telegram is highly dubious and not encrypted at all in the group chats…