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Post subject: what are aptosid users using on their phones and tablets?  PostPosted: 09.12.2013, 21:45



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i'm interested to know what aptosid users run on their phones and tablets.

right now i carry at least a 12" laptop (and a pushbutton phone) wherever i go, but i'm considering getting either a 7" tablet or a phablet, or some kind of "smart phone". I REALLY DON'T WANT TO GIVE UP the control i feel i have running aptosid (i don't trust google as far as i can throw them... apple/microsoft/blackberry: you're kidding, right?).

thanks in advance for any experiences and insights you can provide me. the aptosid community has never steered me wrong!

all the best, ike.

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Post subject: RE: what are aptosid users using on their phones and tablets  PostPosted: 10.12.2013, 09:36



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The basic Android OS is open source as AOSP which Google release under the Apache licence. The closed source Google apps are a separate package called Gapps. There are quite a few ROMs you can put on most Android tablets or phones that may do what you want. Cyanergen Mod was a big favourite but has now gone commercial and a lot of the devs have started Omnirom as an open source project.A place to start maybe www.xda-developers.com/
 
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Post subject: RE: what are aptosid users using on their phones and tablets  PostPosted: 14.12.2013, 12:25



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Agree,

tried many custom roms/firmware. Actually i'm still using cyanogen, but will change soon (if some time's left). I have not yet decided which project will be next on my devices. xda-developers is great for information about roms, rooting and other stuff.
 
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Post subject: RE: what are aptosid users using on their phones and tablets  PostPosted: 14.12.2013, 17:47



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Maemo - As open as Nokia seemed to be able to deliver before their decline.
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: 15.12.2013, 11:29



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I have gone back to using a phone with no touchscreen, a Nokia C5.00. It's small and light, have long life battery, and everything I need on a phone, music-player and gps, so there I don't have any choice in os.

On my Nexus 7 I had cyanogen but changed to Slim bean with Slim gapps installed.

Because I hate this Google shit, normally I only use my Nexus 7 when traveling somewhere to have a lightweight device with me. You can't even download and install a free open source app like Firefox without logging in to Google Sad Sad Sad.

It would be very nice to have a tablet or phone running a real linux that I have the whole control over instead of Google controlling and spying shit.
 
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