[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu phone - F-DROID
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Thu Jan 14 11:54:39 UTC 2016
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On 04/12/15 15:52, Barry Drake wrote:
> On 04/12/15 15:16, Liam Proven wrote:
>> I talked to the Tizen people at LinuxCon Europe in October.> It
>> is not as locked-down as all that, not for developers. But bear
>> in mind, it's for semi-embedded use, for locked-down
>> single-function or narrow-function devices with a rich UI. It's
>> not a desktop distro or one for the end-user to get in and
> I took a further look this morning. It is impossible (almost) to
> get Android apps without going via Google Play. In order to use
> Google Play, you have to give a Google login, and that means a
> Google account with all the information grabbing they do. The
> outside sources (Amazon is one), have a very limited range of apps,
> most of which are not for serious work.
> I've looked at both Tizen, and Sailfish Maybe that's a good reason
> for Ubuntu's lack of enthusiasm for an Android layer.
> Regards, Barry.
You can get free software apps (free as in freedom) from F-droid.
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