This is a newbie question: how to evaluate the odds that a given application in the Google Play Store would work with /e/ ?
If the application is in the F-Droid store or even in the /e/ store, does it mean it has been tested and will fully work ? And if the application is nowhere but in the Google Play Store, what are the hints that could help determine if the application would be compatible with /e/ when I install the .apk ? What if I cannot even get the .apk ?
I wish I could give it a try, but unfortunately I do not own any device compatible with /e/, and I understand I cannot run any emulator on an x86 Linux PC. Today I am locked by unwanted vendor apps I cannot remove. I wonder to what extent I would be free to install any app I like if I switch to /e/
Ok, I did not realize compatibility was so good, thank you for your reply! So there is no reason for me not to switch to /e/, except I do not have compatible hardware and I am not fond of flashing devices…
But wait, preinstalled hardware is on the way https://e.foundation/register-now-for-your-first-smartphone/
I am in!
In addition to Yuka I have a compatibility issue with GadgetBridge (available in the /e/ store):
When I want to pair my Pebble watch with my Galaxy S6 the device is well listed in the Bluetooth list, but when I click it there is no acknowledgment notificifation on the watch, and GadgetBridge keeps waiting. It seems something prevents the phone from sending the pairing request to the device.