/e/ is an Android-based smartphone OS stripped of Google’s proprietary components

After announcing plans last year to develop a new smartphone operating system using free and open source software, developer Gaël Duval has announced that the first beta is now ready for testing. It’s called /e/, and it’s basically a custom ROM based on Google’s Android operating system. But it’s been stripped of most of the […]

Mandrake Linux founder is developing eelo: an open source mobile OS (Android without the Google apps and services)

Google’s Android operating system may be open source, but most of the phones and other devices that ship with Android also include a bunch of closed source apps and services including the Google Play Store, Gmail, YouTube, and Google Maps. Mandrake Linux founder Gaël Duval wasn’t satisfied with that, so he decided to create a new […]