I am a big fan of the /e/ project and have been using it for almost two years now…but with a second Android device for my banking app. I know that the banking apps can work on /e/, but as one of the intended users of /e/ (interested in data privacy, not super tech savvy) I don’t know enough about what’s happening under the hood to be able to know if I can fully trust running my banking app on /e/. There are also lots of comments here about apps not updating correctly via the Aurora store.
All of this to say: the banking app issue might be a hurdle that e Foundation needs to address (in FAQ, for example) and overcome if it really does want to encourage ‘normal’ phone users to fully commit to /e/. While the two-phone method works, I’d rather just use one smartphone for everything.
Other users have explained to me that Android also has safety issues that people don’t worry about, but since /e/ is a small player trying to provide an alternative from the mainstream OSs, it needs to be able to fully inspire confidence for people who are just regular users on this issue if it is going to be successful and reach its original goal of providing a non-big corp alternative OS for such users.