I was told people here may be interested in a de-googled, free and open source assistant for Android since there is currently no alternative that fits this bill out there.
I’ve been working on an assistant which is currently in a pre-alpha state, under the working title: Sapphire Assistant Framework.
At first install, the assistant will act as a drop in replacement for Google Assistant, running Assistant optimized apps, and voice commands without requiring Google services
Designed to run on device without needing network services or root privileges, the goal is to have a useful and flexible mobile assistant under the full control of the user.
Because everything is ran on device and the source code can be vetted, the user can be sure that their assistant isn’t gathering or transmitting any data where it doesn’t belong.
The roadmap for the project includes Mycroft compatibility, Termux and Tasker integration, as well as a tool set for power users that can be used for developing unique, customizable assistants tailored to their individual needs.
Again, though significant progress has been made and I’m preparing for the first Alpha release, it is not yet feature complete. However, I am happy to answer any questions about it and if you’re interested in tracking the status of the project you can find posts on Reddit or find the source code on Github.
I welcome any feedback and input, and look forward to hearing your thoughts and opinions on the project