mythodical It's possible that you would also need a speech-to-text app, as GrapheneOS doesn't have one by default.
Meierme I hope with everything I am trying to download and add, that I'm not defeating the purpose of using GrapheneOS.
That depends on what you think the purpose of GrapheneOS is. GrapheneOS is an OS that substantially improves security and privacy. It's not specifically about avoiding Google or Google Services, although it's great for that if that's your goal.
Sandboxed Google Play, all other Google apps, and all apps in general for that matter, are sandboxed the exact same way on GrapheneOS. They only have access to what you allow them, and you get much greater control with the network and sensors permission, as well as Storage Scopes which obsoletes the standard storage permissions in pretty much every case.
I guess what I'm trying to say is that how you use GrapheneOS is up to you. There's no specific purpose to defeat. GrapheneOS provides features for every use case, and enhances security and privacy without sacrificing compatibility.