Fairphone asserts itself as the brand with the most typical and repairable smartphone in the world. Now, the company has teamed up with / e / OS to launch a new version of the latest smartphone without Google's mobile services. The new Fairphone 3 has a greater emphasis on user privacy and arrives on May 6th.
The Fairphone smartphone has the operating system / / / OS, based on LineageOS, a creation of the French programmer Gal Duval. The / e / Foundation aims to eliminate all types of software that monitor smartphone users and collect their data, creating alternative services to those that the popular Google ecosystem offers.
The / e / Foundation describes / e / OS as an Android without Google, indicating that it has removed several code elements that send user data to remote servers without obtaining their consent. The / e / ensures that the operating system does not access the geolocation data and does not collect information about interactions with the applications.
As an alternative to Google services, the / e / Foundation offers a digital store with more than 60,000 free open-source applications. In addition, to allow the synchronization of / e / OS, the / e / Foundation offers an email service with 5 GB free storage.
The new Fairphone 3 with preinstalled / e / OS arrives on the market with a price of around 480 dollars and is already available in pre-order. The original version of the smartphone with the Android operating system has a value of around 450 dollars. Anyone who already has a Fairphone 3 and wants to install the operating system can find it free on the website of the / e / Foundation.