Are you concerned about your privacy? If yes, then I am sure you don’t like your private data being cached by companies like Google and Apple. But there is very little one can do as 99% of the mobile OS market is controlled by these 2 tech giants. Well if you don’t want your privacy to be on the mercy of Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS, then Mr. Gael Duval might have just the best alternative for you. Gael is working on Eelo an Android-based operating system. But wait!, Isn’t it Android based? Well it might be android based but it has no connections with Google whatsoever as Eelo won’t be using any Google Services and will be completely open source.
Thought Behind Project Eelo
Duval plans on using MicroG for replacing Google Services and Magisk Manager to deal with programs that use Google’s SafetyNet Attestation API. Magisk Manager will enable applications to run on rooted systems that would normally block them.
For searching Duval plans on offering the privacy enabled DuckDuckGO and the new search engine Qwant. But we all must agree that in terms of search engine Google is the best. So users will be given an option to select his/her own search engine. Eelo will be using Global Cyber Alliance’s Quad 9 DNS (Domain Name System) that will ensure privacy while blocking access to malicious websites.