Please forgive me if this has been asked/answered in some way before. I have been researching and researching for hours and hours over several days now and I am sooooooo overwhelmed it’s honestly physically unsettling lol. ANyways to my point!
If I was to purchase an /e/ smartphone device, it would automatically come with /e/OS correct? And from there, would I then be able to basically change it into a number of different de-google’d AOSP OS’s instead? If so, is there a list of supported OS’s that I could use instead of /e/OS?
The [potentially unnecessary] backstory:
Right now I have a BlackBerry KEYone and I would like to de-google it. Not going to happen the way it is right now basically lol. So I am looking for a device that I can get that has a wide range of what’s possible to use in terms of OS options. I only need to be able to use a few different apps (normally available from google play) that I could either install using the Android APK and/or some sort of F-Droid type anonymous app store variation. I don’t think I want to narrow myself into the corner of a strictly Linux based device, but I also am not very tech savvy so I’m not exactly 100% sure what I’m doing lol. I want a de-google’d device, but I want the option of being able to run a few different apps, and I’m not exactly sure as to which OS would be the best so I’m hoping to get a device that will allow me to try out several different options until I can figure out the exact right one that I’m looking for.
The apps that I’m looking for specifically, in terms of priority are the following: Incognito Anonymous Bitcoin/Crypto Wallet, HackenAI, either Signal and/or Sessions for messaging, Telegram, some type of 2FA authentication app, Internxt cloud storage, and Brave internet browser.
So basically again to summarize without the long-winded wall of text:
Is /e/OS default on the list of devices for sale on the website? If so, can I change the OS to any other OS? Is there a list of these other supported OS’s? And lastly, are there any particular phones in the store that have the ability to turn off/take out the microphone and/or camera and/or GPS tracker thingie?
Thank you very much and I really look forward to hearing from the community about some help about this matter. Honestly I cannot believe how overwhelming this whole process has been lol. But I think I might have found a solution with an /e/ smartphone device if it ticks all of my boxes mentioned above.