I have recently discovered the existence of well-advanced, privacy-oriented Android distributions. GrapheneOS seems to be the best of the lot.
I have researched it and have only one issue, which is important to me. Maybe people here can help with some clarifications.
As far as I understand, there is no way even temporarily to enable the Playstore. I know that there is Aurora, but that doesn't allow for financial transactions with developers. I have several paid apps (some directly bought from the store and some from in-app purchases). Many of these are important to my daily use and are only available from the Playstore.
I would prefer to have my existing account available to install these apps. I would even be willing to purchase them again from a new account, as long as the apps work. Is this possible? Can I receive updates after the purchases but without having Play services?
If I can figure this out to my advantage, I'll be getting the Pixel 7 Pro. Otherwise, I have to consider other options.
Any other advice and knowledge are also welcome. If I can clarify anything, please let me know.