I am currently thinking of buying my first fairphone but do not want to go back to “normal Google made Android”.
I have been trying to understand what the alternative OS can and can not do but as I do not know much about this topic I am bit a overwhelmed by vocabulary (microG, Gapps, with or without play services etc.)
My requirements for my perfect OS would basically come down to the following:
- Stable on the FP3+ with security updates
- As Google-free as possible in terms of background tracking
- Compatible with important android apps like my banking app, paypal etc.
- Possibility to run paid apps
I am willing to pay for an OS as I understand that if developers can not use my data to make money they have to have a traditional income. I understand though that Sailfish OS is not available for the FP3, considering requirement 3).
I would be very happy if somebody could tell me how LineageOS, Lineage OS with microG, /e/, Graphene OS etc. respond to those requirements?
Thanks a lot