Android has become the dominant mobile operating system mainly because of its price. At first glance it seems to be free, but still asks for its price, in a slightly different form. This is mainly the information we provide to Google. Based on these, the advertiser adjusts the ad and targets it better. Data is the main business of a search giant, who also offers cloud services.
With open-source Android and anyone who can use it (like Amazon or alternative ROM makers), a variety of projects such as today’s eelo OS can be created. Behind her is Gaël Duval, who has Mandrake Linux (Mandriva Linux) on his behalf. Gaël has decided to bring the mobile operating system without Google services to the world.
He defines eelo OS as a privacy-friendly system, and notably without the help and services of Google. In addition, the entire project is non-profit, so it is never expected to make money and all the funds raised will be used for development, even in the future.
Because it would be very complicated to create a new Android app from the beginning, it builds the operating system in the current LineageOS project. In addition, it will offer custom solutions for some cloud services, using other programs such as Libre Office for office software and so on.
The big question is how apps for this news will be handled when they are not dependent on Google services. The Official Play Store will not be included, so users will have to rely on alternative app sites. For example, the system maker reports an alternative in the form of APKPure or apkmirror, an anonymous Play Store attorney
The campaign is currently running at kickstarter.com, where the project is trying to get $ 29,655. If more money is gathered, growth needs to be accelerated. Even the whole project has an ambitious idea that if it gets several million dollars, it will create its own smartphone.
Eelo OS may seem like a very promising design, but something similar has already been done. Simply report the Cyanogen OS based on the CyanogenMOD community program. And here’s been an effort to bring a system that will be released from Google’s services. Although the first mobile phones were created, the whole project was completed.
The community then decided to maintain its original intention and CyanogenMOD created LineageOS, which is based on OS eelo.