@claudiom Good luck finding another major brand that doesn't rely on installing bloatware on any "smart" device (phone, tablet, notebook, TV, car...)!
To me it seems like they "have" to do it, because they don't earn anything from pure hardware sells alone.
When it comes to phones, the only option you have is (unless you don't want to unlock BL and root) going with an offside brand like Fairphone, Shiftphone or for something completely different like Pinephone or Librem.
Additionally, it's a fork based on old versions of LineageOS, so security can be an issue. (If not already, then soon, depending on each device.)
Some of the issues are brought up here in detail: https://uk.pcmag.com/motorola-moto-z-play-droid/123158/hands-on-with-e-a-version-of-android-that-ditches-google
Meanwhile, https://lineage.microg.org/ exists for LineageOS + microG (FOSS Google services).
We have some promising projects going like the PinePhone or Librem (and also UBtouch). Let's hope that they keep on developing (and get big financial support) and (hopefully) someday become a viable alternative to android.
@claudiom @RAPXT Bliss, the launcher /e/ made, is on F-Droid, BTW: https://f-droid.org/packages/foundation.e.blisslauncher
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