Things that make me angry about my current smartphone Samsung Galaxy S21Ultra on a Verizon plan is the mandatory software updates in which they install WITHOUT MY PERMISSION stupid apps like Netflix and addictive gambling games and stacking block games and Candy crush. God knows what else they install without my permission. I don’t want any of it!

Next phone I buy I want to start with a clean slate, I’m not going to affiliate with any conglomerate like Verizon or AT&T or Sprint or T-Mobile etc, I prefer to go rogue somehow,

which smartphone do you recommend that has no bloatware and it’s customizable?

  • @miss_brainfart
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    43 months ago
    • no bloatware

    Does it come without GApps? Most people don’t need half of those

    • @Undertaker@feddit.de
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      3 months ago

      It is google Android but they do not pay for the name so they call it ‘FairphoneOS’. It comes with all the standard GApps.

      • @miss_brainfart
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        53 months ago

        Now for the important question though:

        Do they allow the user to uninstall those apps like any other app?

      • @EddoWagt@feddit.nl
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        It is google Android but they do not pay for the name so they call it ‘FairphoneOS’.

        That’s not how that works, they call it FairphoneOS because they added their own customizations. Default Android is pretty barebones nowadays so nobody uses that. You dont have to pay Google to use the Android name