When Huawei struggles to recover Google services, Fairphone offers to get rid of it. The famous company which markets repairable and more responsible built terminals has entered into a partnership with the French operating system / e / also called / e / OS. Created by Gaël Duval, founder of Mandrake / Mandriva Linux, the / e / system is an OS based on the open source foundations of Android.
Based on the basics of LineageOS and free microG Android libraries, / e / OS is a large compilation of open source programs like GNU / Linux systems that we know in the world of classical computing.
If the Fairphone 3 is the first new terminal to be able to be equipped with / e / OS for purchase, no less than 92 terminals in total can receive the “degooglized” operating system. Some are sold secondhand with / e / OS preinstalled by the e.foundation site. Enough to reduce its ecological footprint while sticking to the ideals of free computing.
The Fairphone 3 will offer / e / OS for installation from May 6. But once this choice is made, you will need, as for Huawei terminals, to use a little more talent to install your applications. Sometimes even squarely cross it. A choice to make according to his convictions and his technical skills.