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apps are prime example of . Updated phone to 17.1. Wondered why the calendar was just a viewer and stumbled down a rabbit hole. Google removed functionality due to their own API changes instead of fixing it.
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@nause_marc

Absolutely, they are all rotting since looong ago. Also the aosp keyboard ist almost unusable (dictionarys).

I hope one day there will be an alternative to Android.

Please don't mention SailfishOS or I will freak out. Again.

@davidak @nause_marc

Of course they count, I test various Linux phone efforts regularly. My biggest concern is battery usage.

I was really impressed with a pure Debian + phosh on the #pinephone. Quite nice (except battery runs out in a few hours even with screen off and no network).

@ashimokawa The AOSP apps worked fairly well for me until I updated to Android 10. Now it all seems to fall apart. I used to like Android and I really enjoyed developing apps for it, but nowadays it is only a compromise for me.

@nause_marc

They did work well by coincidence, but they were abandoned long ago AFAIK.

@nause_marc yeah if it weren't for FDroid maintaining a ton of alternatives to built-in apps we'd be in a pretty bad place rn. Google is just phasing out their open code for proprietary "cloud" bullshit and you can't even have a regular local calendar anymore without a different calendar app

@thufie I use Etar for my calendar now, Todo Agenda for the calendar widget and DAVx5 for calendar/contacts sync with my own server, as well as a lot of other free software to manage my personal data. All installed via . Unfortunately I still rely on a few apps from the Play Store for some commercial services I use, but I hope to overcome this dependency some day soon.

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