Eelo is one the lastest trending mobile operating system emerges as an alternative OS for Android.In a world where privacy seems to be at a premium, it’s no surprise that companies like the silent circle and Blackberry have attempted to make an OS with privacy and they succeeded in that for a decade.After the failure of Blackberry OS in the past year in popularity, Gael Duval still wants to capitalize on that target niche with his eelo mobile operating system.
A prominent member of the open source and Linux communities, Duval seems tired of having his privacy be at the mercy of companies like Apple and Google.Google has become too big and is tracking us by catching a lot of information about what we do. They want to know us as much as possible to sell advertising. I want to reconquer my privacy -Gael Duval says
As a result, he teamed up with two other developers to create eelo, an Android-based operating system that places an emphasis on privacy.Duval says he looked at alternatives, such as Firefox OS, but insinuated they failed at being simple and intuitive enough for folks to use. He also said the idea is not to create a Linux-based smartphone operating system, since doing so requires a great deal of effort that, as companies like Canonical eventually learned, failed miserably.
Instead, eelo was born from the existing LineageOS, itself an Android-based open-source operating system that rose from the ashes of CyanogenMod. However, Duval said this was not good enough for his needs since aesthetics were lacking and the number of included “micro-details” would be “showstoppers for regular users.”
Because of this, even though eelo is based on Android, it will feature a redesigned launcher, icons, notification system, and “control center.” The operating system will also forgo the Google Play Store, Google Play Services, and Google Services, which will be a bitter pill to swallow for those who find them useful.
Instead, Duval hopes to include an “eelo store” that contains official free applications like APKPure and open-source applications like F-Droid.As for search, the idea is to use DuckDuckGo and Qwant, though you can choose your own search engine. Finally, eelo will use the Quad 9 Domain Name System (DNS), which blocks access to known malicious sites while retaining your privacy. Duval’s Kickstarter page for eelo has already Earned almost $59,800, which is well past the $30,000 goal with 17 days left in the campaign. If all goes well, we should see eelo debut sometime in March.
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