Hey!! Brief introduction: I'm planning on buying a Pixel and installing Graphene, but I have a bunch of questions I need to have addressed beforehand.
Yeah, I know it'd be ideal to completely de-google my device, but being realistic I don't think I'm ready to do it. There's three apps I currently heavily rely on. Google Classroom, which I'm required to use in class, Google Pay (I really like the concept of paying with virtual cards on physical stores) and Google Maps (great navigation and wide information about a sick amount of businesses). I'd like to know if there's any good replacement for these two last applications and how the Sandboxed Google services work. Can I just install them and Google Classroom will run fine?
Music and streaming
I really use Spotify, like a lot. And I love turning auto-play on and letting it play whatever music, so I don't feel like building my own local library would work. Is there any nice client for it or am I fine running the official app. Also, I enjoy watching Netflix and Prime Video but I'm not sure if they'll work using a de-googled Android.
I've heard of many banking apps not working without SafetyNet, so I'd like to know if the majority of them run on Graphene or not.
Should I really get it?
Apart from all the previous mentioned apps, I'd still use some social media such as Twitter (with an open source client though) or Discord. Having all these closed source apps makes me thing making the switch will not make any noticeable difference, even if I stopped using many closed source apps (which I'll do anyways if I don't switch to Graphene. Should I proceed anyways?
That's all I can think as for now, I really appreciate any replies.