Maintain privacy with canadafree
A typical cell phone is a sophisticated tracking device which knows your identity and tracks your location and activities. It uses features such as WiFi scanning to compile a complete time-stamped history of your whereabouts. It knows where you have been and who you have been with. The typical phone also collects information on your activities (sites visited, purchases made, messages sent etc). All of this information about you is regularly sent off to Google or Apple for their subsequent use or sale.
If you have concerns with 'Big Tech' compiling all this information about you then you should consider a canadafree de-googled or Linux based phone.
- no tracking of your location history
- no tracking of your app usage
- no "device fingerprinting"
- no "contact tracing"
Our degoogled phones have all the functions you are familiar with. Add more free apps as required. See our FAQ page for more information on the specific apps that are available.
- pixel and other high quality devices
- free cases to protect your new phone
- available in your choice of O/S - LineageOS, CalyxOS, GrapheneOS or Ubuntu Touch (Pixel 3a/3aXL only)
Phone OS Options
LineageOS is the most popular open source custom ROM for Android phones. It offers a very friendly and polished user interface. LineageOS is supported by a relatively wide range of cell phone makes and models and runs most Android applications. Note that LineageOS does not come with MicroG (the privacy focused replacement for Google Play Services).
CalyxOS is another popular open source custom ROM for Android phones. It is supported by Pixel cell phones and runs most Android applications. Note that CalyxOS comes with MicroG installed (the privacy focused replacement for Google Play Services) which helps to ensure notifications and other Google Play Services enabled features function as expected.
GrapheneOS is a privacy and security focused custom ROM for Android phones. It is supported by Pixel cell phones only and runs most Android applications. GrapheneOS is somewhat less colourful than other custom ROMS (a bit of a utilitarian look) but functions every bit as well as any other OS.
Ubuntu Touch (Linux)
Mobile version of Ubuntu OS that is available on Pixel 3a and 3aXL phones. It offers a completely different user interface to Android and has its own set of available applications for browsing, email and messaging etc. If you would like to try a true Linux phone, order yourself an inexpensive Pixel 3a or 3aXL with Ubuntu Touch installed.Continue reading