At the most basic level we want our mobile phones to receive and answer calls.
Add to this the next set of slightly more specific asks
- Receive and send text messages
- Send and receive emails from all my accounts
- listen to music \ FM radio
- browse the net
- use apps like Twitter, Whats app, Instagram or whatever app it is that is currently popular
A mobile OS should be able to support all these requests and more. As a user I want that as I browse/ read / share information with my friends and the world my personal information is safe.
This is the area where we as users felt let down by google. This is where / e / comes in. The OS has been built with the intention of keeping the user data safe from prying eyes.
A growing community of users spread across the globe are daily checking and reporting glitches and areas where the apps or OS needs to be strengthened. This forum and some of the issues raised on Gitlab are indicators of this active role played by the users. While I understand that / e / as of today is not perfect, with the support and guidance of all the users I am sure it will be able to iron out these vulnerabilities.
With / e / on my mobile I feel safe.