Software Alternatives & Reviews

Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro

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  1. New VR headset by Google

  2. Replicant is a distribution of Android that is 100% Free Software.

    > underneath it runs a crusty old 2017 kernel full of holes of different sizes > LineageOS and other projects can’t fix things in kernels they can’t compile I think that you're wrong on this, unless you decided to use the term "kernel" above too liberally, referring to all software running on a device. AFAIK, alternative Android images, such as LineageOS, include relevant - and up-to-date! - AOSP common...
  3. GrapheneOS is an open source privacy and security focused mobile OS with Android app compatibility.

    I really like that bootloaders on Google-branded devices have usually been unlockable, and they win points for that. Currently I'm using that for GrapheneOS. https://grapheneos.org/ But I'm not fond of the recent front-facing camera cutouts in the display, which are tackier to cover with tape. I foresee being sad if/when end of upstream device security fixes forces me to upgrade hardware from my Pixel 3.
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    Oh then that makes this the perfect example of what I mean: iOS has Safari Services for when an app wants to support visiting a 3rd party site (so you don't want a WebView) without leaving the app.: https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/52428a0ae4b0c4a5c2a2cede/1547029885489-HBAMG1AH5Y0XY17Q6MP4/safari-view-controller-simulator.png As you can see a clear "Done" button, that's straightforward enough. Hit it...