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  1. kile6666's Avatar
    Hello guys, just a tought,
    I managed to removed most of google apps throught settings / app and uninstalled / disabled most of google apps. Here's a list of what I use. Please add also your comments

    Instead of messenger : textra
    Instead of google pictures : piktures
    Chrome : firefox

    Need suggestion to replace these google apps :
    - maps

    Thanks!
    12-08-16 05:39 PM
  2. thurask's Avatar
    OsmAnd - Offline Mobile Maps and Navigation

    But you kinda picked the wrong phone if you're intent on removing everything Google...
    12-08-16 05:41 PM
  3. kile6666's Avatar
    I know, but the purpose is to have the best physical keyboard phone ever with strong specs. Priv is the best for that. I just don't like to know google, they keep a list of everything you do and visit, etc...when I log into a work computer on google and I see all the stores I have visited last week, kinda defeits the purpose of PRIVacy, no ?

    Am I being parano?

    I disabled like 15-20 google process /apps. My phone is blazing fast find.
    12-08-16 05:45 PM
  4. kile6666's Avatar
    Here's an exhaustive list of what I have removed and what I use to replace. Go to settings : apps (make sure to hit 3 dots and show system)

    Android pay
    Chrome : firefox
    Docs,slides, sheets : used microsoft... maybe not better
    Drive : dropbox
    Finances
    Gmail
    Google account manager
    Google app
    Google backup transport
    Google calender sync
    Google contacs sync
    All the weird langage inputs
    Google ont time Init
    Google partner setup
    Google play/movie
    Google play/music
    Photos : piktures
    Messenger : textra
    Talkback.
    FF22 and bigedschukar like this.
    12-08-16 05:55 PM
  5. Fastmarc's Avatar
    Am I being parano?
    I think so, but you are more than entitled to be.

    I'm the opposite. I'm exploring how Google integration can assist me in my daily life. Haven't found anything intrusive so far.
    12-09-16 07:59 AM
  6. BB Adict's Avatar
    I know, but the purpose is to have the best physical keyboard phone ever with strong specs. Priv is the best for that. I just don't like to know google, they keep a list of everything you do and visit, etc...when I log into a work computer on google and I see all the stores I have visited last week, kinda defeits the purpose of PRIVacy, no ?

    Am I being parano?

    I disabled like 15-20 google process /apps. My phone is blazing fast find.
    As was said before, you picked the wrong phone of you want to remove every trace of Google
    andy957 likes this.
    12-09-16 08:09 AM
  7. YeemanBB's Avatar
    OsmAnd - Offline Mobile Maps and Navigation

    But you kinda picked the wrong phone if you're intent on removing everything Google...
    I second Osmand.

    I also suggest Simple Gallery for pictures. It is a small app similar to the BB10 native pictures app.
    12-09-16 12:14 PM
  8. brookie229's Avatar
    Need suggestion to replace these google apps :
    - maps
    Maps.me (uses openstreet) and is good for offline use.
    12-09-16 12:21 PM
  9. Lincoln Allen's Avatar
    OsmAnd - Offline Mobile Maps and Navigation

    But you kinda picked the wrong phone if you're intent on removing everything Google...
    TRUE: The PRIV is just an example of a BlackBerry / Google partnership in phones can't escape google with it. You want to avoid it go to Windows 10 or BlackBerry 10
    12-09-16 12:27 PM
  10. sejgiul's Avatar
    Hello guys, just a tought,
    I managed to removed most of google apps throught settings / app and uninstalled / disabled most of google apps. Here's a list of what I use. Please add also your comments

    Instead of messenger : textra
    Instead of google pictures : piktures
    Chrome : firefox

    Need suggestion to replace these google apps :
    - maps

    Thanks!
    For maps I'd use Here Drive (or Here Maps). Good luck!

    Posted via CB10
    brookie229 likes this.
    12-09-16 12:36 PM
  11. brookie229's Avatar
    For maps I'd use Here Drive (or Here Maps). Good luck!
    That is a good option also.
    12-09-16 12:39 PM
  12. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    Here's an exhaustive list of what I have removed and what I use to replace. Go to settings : apps (make sure to hit 3 dots and show system)

    Android pay
    Chrome : firefox
    Docs,slides, sheets : used microsoft... maybe not better
    Drive : dropbox
    Finances
    Gmail
    Google account manager
    Google app
    Google backup transport
    Google calender sync
    Google contacs sync
    All the weird langage inputs
    Google ont time Init
    Google partner setup
    Google play/movie
    Google play/music
    Photos : piktures
    Messenger : textra
    Talkback.
    While I don't completely understand the Google fear, it seems that you're willing to deal with entities that could be far more dangerous or nefarious about your privacy. I'll take dealing with a known entity versus the unknown one every time.
    revtech likes this.
    12-09-16 12:44 PM
  13. Nathan Conley's Avatar
    Here maps, Bing app, one drive. If you don't mind Microsoft, they have an app that roughly matches every Google offering.

    I'd highly recommend Naked Browser (paid version) Naked Browser pro.
    Last edited by Nathan Conley; 12-10-16 at 12:03 PM.
    12-09-16 02:58 PM
  14. pawnkiller99's Avatar
    So after you removed everything Google on your Android phone, you are basically left with a BB keyboard phone.

    There is a name for phones like that. You did not have to go through all that trouble.

    I think they are called Passport or something weird. An oddly shaped phone.
    12-09-16 05:23 PM
  15. mh1983's Avatar
    For a browser, Polarity > Chrome.
    12-10-16 09:32 AM
  16. patapoof's Avatar
    I find it somewhat amusing the paranoia... I don't care a whit about Google being secure in the knowledge:

    1) Google has no reason to single me out due to my complete insignificance on this earth,

    2) anything so private as to be unthinkable to reveal never will be on my phone.

    Security, done...
    12-10-16 09:58 AM
  17. EugeneNine's Avatar
    Microsoft is much worse than Google so I wouldn't suggest a windows phone or microsoft apps.

    Android will operate fine without Google.
    For replacement apps https://f-droid.org/ for an app store

    I use AndrOpenOffice and OpenDocumentViewer.
    I use Owncloud in place of Google Drive and calendar/contacts sync.
    12-10-16 06:12 PM
  18. bigedschukar's Avatar
    So how do you REMOVE a google app? Example: the Android Pay app on my phone just has a "disable" option, no "uninstall" option. Is there a special process to remove some of these apps that just offer disabling?
    12-14-16 04:49 PM
  19. Ment's Avatar
    So how do you REMOVE a google app? Example: the Android Pay app on my phone just has a "disable" option, no "uninstall" option. Is there a special process to remove some of these apps that just offer disabling?
    Those are system apps and aren't removable by the end user w/o root. BB Android does not allow root access to device due to security concerns.
    bigedschukar likes this.
    12-14-16 05:52 PM
  20. xueyaotianxia's Avatar
    Hello guys, just a tought,
    I managed to removed most of google apps throught settings / app and uninstalled / disabled most of google apps. Here's a list of what I use. Please add also your comments

    Instead of messenger : textra
    Instead of google pictures : piktures
    Chrome : firefox

    Need suggestion to replace these google apps :
    - maps

    Thanks!
    You should live in China, there is no google. Lol.
    neeraj121y likes this.
    12-15-16 10:55 AM
  21. brookie229's Avatar
    You should live in China, there is no google. Lol
    And oddly enough they seem to be doing OK without it.
    12-15-16 01:16 PM
  22. The Big Picture's Avatar
    And oddly enough they seem to be doing OK without it.
    Yes omg how do they survive??? No Google??? Wow! gasp!

    ;-)
    12-15-16 01:48 PM
  23. bigedschukar's Avatar
    Those are system apps and aren't removable by the end user w/o root. BB Android does not allow root access to device due to security concerns.
    So when someone on here says "remove," I guess they are just disabling it? That's what I thought, I just wasn't sure if I missed something somewhere. Thanks!
    FF22 likes this.
    12-15-16 01:50 PM
  24. thurask's Avatar
    And oddly enough they seem to be doing OK without it.
    They've got the Party instead.
    12-15-16 01:50 PM
  25. FF22's Avatar
    And oddly enough they seem to be doing OK without it.
    Perhaps because someone/something else keeps track of everything they do.
    andy957 and bluesqueen23 like this.
    12-15-16 03:05 PM
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