[LINK] Android alternatives [Was: How to Divorce Google]

David Boxall david.boxall at hunterlink.net.au
Wed Mar 21 16:01:59 EST 2012


On 21/03/2012 10:18 AM, Kim Holburn wrote:
> https://www.pcworld.com/article/252104/how_to_divorce_google.html
>
> .....
>
>> You see, I'm leaving Google, in toto -- meaning in every single possible personal way....

Among my many excuses for not having a smartphone is my dislike of the 
companies behind the operating systems.

As alternatives to Android, the article mentions:-
Boot to Gecko:
<https://wiki.mozilla.org/B2G> or
<http://www.trustedreviews.com/boot-to-gecko_Mobile-App_review>
> Boot to Gecko looks impressive so far. The majority of core smartphone features have been implemented and both style and performance are getting there. There is still a long way to go before it's ready for commercial release, though, and mozilla has a hard task on its hands to try and wedge Boot to Gecko into what space is left inbetween Android, iOS, Windows Phone and the rest. Nevertheless, the appeal of a completely open, cross platform OS is clear and we can't wait to check back in six months time to see how things have progressed.
and
Ubuntu
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubuntu_for_Android>
> Both Ubuntu and Android run at the same time on the device
Now, if only they can get rid of Android (or at least the Google bits).

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