As we approach the end of 2022 I wanted to take a moment to thank all the developers for the great work they all put into GrapheneOS this year. I've been following the project for many years now, but 2022 really seemed to be a turning point in terms of usability and features. A few of the highlights this year included:
While technically introduced at the end of 2021, the Sandboxed Google Play feature really came into its own in 2022. I think it's hard to overstate how important this feature is, and difficult to imagine GrapheneOS without it.
The introduction of the GrapheneOS Forums. Personally this is a lot easier for me to follow then the Matrix room, and I'm so glad we have it.
Finally, my personal favorite is the introduction of Scoped Storage. This is an incredible feature that allows one to use apps that still require the legacy storage feature like VLC, Syncthing, or the Aurora Store without jeopardizing privacy.
Please feel free to include other favorite features from the past year.
Next year looks just as exciting with the plans to institute Contacts Scopes and potentially support the Pixel Tablet! If you'd like to see GrapheneOS continue to grow, please make sure to donate!