Mukt 7 months ago
#Google is trying to kill #FOSS apps on #Android platform.

(Note: #Telegram's #fdroid app gives a permanent notification in Oreo. The screenshot is from the link that that notification leads to.)
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  • Maxxcan 7 months ago
    @mukt In short, I will write a different post about how scape from google. First, I'll write them in Spanish but I hope translate them to English soon. I notice you about that.
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  • Mukt 7 months ago
    Since 2017 I have been waiting for a new Ubuntu Phone device - but apparently there won't be anymore of that in the market, and I no longer have the time or patience to do sophisticated tinkering like changing OS, etc.

    But the direction Android is taking may force me to explore my options more. I may install LineageOS on my old Nexus 4... even though it has dated hardware and is damaged. Right now its chief use is to be my portable Wi-Fi system.
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  • Mukt 7 months ago
    Hey @Joe, many things happened, and I had been tweeting - a lot. Kinda just remembered this cool corner of internet again and here I am.

    cc @Maxxcan

    Google is royally pissing me off with where they are taking Android. Lay users are visibly without control of their own devices - even the look and feel now seems locked, except for maybe changing wallpapers and ringtones. The freedom that ised to come with Android is being systematically curtailed.

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  • Maxxcan 7 months ago
    @mukt, If you want to can stop that notification. On another hand I use Sailfiish and I'm very happy!
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  • Joe 7 months ago
    Hey @mukt, long time no see. This is a bit of a pain but it does stop apps running in the background that you don't want. It just means you see the permanent notification saying it is running. I personally like the change, the notifications don't annoy me that much.
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