Hi everyone !
I have been using /e/ for 6 month now. I really like it for its “degoogled-way” think but since fews days I have doubts because of problems.
Due to the lack of Google API, a number of apps can’t run correctly (crash, can’t log in). It’s the case with Ebay, Freebox, Yuka, dating services… MicroG is supposed to emulate GFS etc but it only works partially
The GPS is completely broken : because of Google API absence and Mozilla Location Service’s lack of precision, it locates me, at best, 200 meters away from my actual position but sometimes it says I’m out the city.
Because of /e/ Store being a “work in progress”, I’m using Aurora Store. But it regularly encounters (to not say “often”) “anonymous login” problems that blocks updates and downloads
To sum up, /e/ is an awesome project but it can also be very frustating.
These days, I have been wondering if I should buy a new phone (Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite, Redmi Note 8 Pro Realme X2, something like that, or an Iphone 7/8) and keep my Lg G5 to check /e/ improvements or if I should be patient, staying with my G5 and hoping for big evolution.
Privacy Protection is a big concern to me. I don’t like Google (nor Apple, FB etc) but in the same time, I have to use their services for multiple reasons (like keeping contact with friends is hard when we use alternative services…). It’s not easy to conciliate all of that
What do you think ?