Due to concerns about Google and Apple 's ability to collect user information from their smartphones, some options with a rather unusual name like the operating system / e /, Lineage or Sailfish OS do not make people Lack of in-depth knowledge of technology feels reassuring. What is the right choice, 100% without Google or Apple software and hardware?
The answer is a 2015 Nokia 105 version for about $ 19 or a Nokia 106 dual SIM phone with a price of $ 20 for $ 20. Although it is only a 2G phone, these devices have FM radio, send and receive messages, listen to calls and don't use Google or Apple technology. If you want to do smartphone-like things like surfing the web and sending emails, there is a list of GPD Pocket 2, GPD MicroPC, One Mix Yoga, One Mix 1S, One Mix 2S or a pocket computer device. It uses Microsoft Windows 10. A big problem is the need to use Google's consumer stuff. Most individuals have Gmail accounts, and watch YouTube, use Google Maps and Chrome. Every effort to stay away from the big Google has resulted in failure, or a lot of effort.
Nokia 8110 (Source: Internet)
The next generation of candy-bar phones will also use Google, like the Nokia 8110 running the KaiOS operating system, which Google invested $ 22 million. In the markets of North America, India and Africa, there are KaiOS versions called Alcatel Go Flip 2, JioPhone and Orange Sanza. The operating system integrates Whatsapp, Internet browser, Facebook, Youtube, Google Maps and Google Assistant, currently ranked second in the Indian market and promises success in Africa, as many phones have prices. less than 20 USD. In other words, qualified software that comes with iOS or Android is not enough to get rid of Google software 100%. Regardless of not KaiOS, future operating systems may take advantage of a part of AOSP (Android Open Source Project).
A failure sequence …
The monopoly but the code in the mobile industry is not anyone's wish. Microsoft has tried to get into the market with Windows versions running on ARM-based smartphones or even providing free operating systems for small screen devices. Windows phone users seem to be quite interested in this product and in some markets, sales also surpass the iPhone. However, the limitations of the number of applications made Microsoft lose its momentum and withdrew, missing billions of dollars.
The two leading phone makers in Korea, Samsung and LG, also aspire to have an independent operating system but the success is not great. Samsung tested Tizen, on a Linux basis, for the Samsung Z line in India that failed, and then Tizen is being used for Samsung Gear. LG tested WebOS on Palm Pre smartphones in 2019 and currently only appears on smart TVs.
In general, the problem of Linus when applied on smartphones is similar to the problem on the PC. Despite the efforts of many companies or individuals to develop new versions of the operating system, most of them lack the capacity, interest or capital to create an effective platform of hardware, applications, services, packaging, advertising, marketing, distribution and support for a real product.
The China-US trade war can make a significant difference by awakening the world by banning Huawei – the world's second-largest smartphone maker and leading 5G technology – using US technology. Huawei has been developing an operating system compatible with its Android application, called the Hongmen OS, to replace existing technology. In fact, China has the capacity to replace all American technology with domestic products.
This may take place for decades, but in the future, Google, Intel, Qualcomm and many other US companies will certainly be affected. Hongmen may not be able to attract customers in the European market, but Asia will be a key location that has more trade relations with China than with the United States. Google's antitrust lawsuit in the EU offers development opportunities for many manufacturers to provide alternative browsers and search engines. In addition, Android phone vendors can sell different versions of this operating system in the EU market, which Google previously banned.
Remember the app!
In a 2017 study from the University of California, researchers found 70% of mobile applications share user data with third parties. Google has removed the Disconnect Mobile application from Play Store in 2014, accusing it of tracking user positioning or advertising containing malicious code. The application industry, after all, is still based on information monitoring. Even when the GDPR Act is fully adopted by the EU, huge profits from smartphone tracking are still not in decline.