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Despite a persistent legend, the Chromium web browser is strongly tight with many Google services, and thus is *NOT* ungoogled.
In /e/OS we are using a fully ungoogled Chromium web browser.
On Linux, Mac and Windows, you can use "ungoogled- chromium":
github.com/Eloston/ungoogled-c

@gael Yeah what about when they implement Manifest v3?

I wonder if anyone is working on an ungooged Chromium for Android.

I guess the various Chromium-based Firefoxes count as close enough.
@desikn Nice. Also cool:

> This build is built from Sylvain Beucler's libre Android rebuilds instead of SDK/NDK binaries from Google.

Didn't know about those either.

It says it's alpha status. I hope it shows up on F-Droid at some point.
I should finish reading pages before I get all excited. 😀

> I have set up an experimental f-droid repository.

@clacke I was just about to answer that but you corrected yourself. 😌

@GeekDaddy Not maintained at the moment on Android (will probably change), need a fast webview for PWAs

@gael @GeekDaddy Of course it is maintained. That is a very wrong claim.

They just are switching to Firefox Preview at the moment and that takes work. It's still maintained.

Also Firefox Preview should be fast.

@rugk @GeekDaddy Maybe the status has changed but a few months ago it was said it would be on hold until GeckoView was ready (found this link about it reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/). Glad if it's back. If geckoview is fast enough we will probably put it as default in /e/OS.

@gael @rugk @GeekDaddy I was going to say that hey, f-droid received a new Fennec the other day, but apparently that was just a 68.1, two months after 68.0.

On the other hand that's still a life sign.

@clacke @gael @GeekDaddy It was never "back". And it still is on hold, and only receives minor/security updates.

As said, they focus on the new Firefox, but obviously the old one is and always was maintained, until the new one can completely replace the old one.

@GeekDaddy
That's exactly what I was wondering.
@gael

Also, we need /e/ on more phone. I use LineageOS for microG on my Xiaomi Mi8 in the meantime. I have some spare Xiaomi phone that I can use to test /e/, but none are listed 😅

@gael
I know, sadly I don't have the coding skill to do it, so I hope someone will make more ROM for Xiaomi product.

Hi @gael

Any familiarity with iridiumbrowser.de/ ? That's been my preferred Chromium-ish browser lately.

Same/different? Better? Worse?

Thanks

@gael Then if you use a fork I suppose that Bromite itself contains some trackers or Google code.

@gael I also wonder why all the ROMS, out there don't support Nokia smartphones... 😏

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