I just got a Pixel 6a running with GrapheneOS yesterday.
I installed FDroid to get ProtonVPN.
Now I see in Apps > All Packages, uninstalled versions of Google Play Store (mirror), G Play Services (mirror) and G Services Framework (mirror). Can someone explain to me how they got there (with Graphene, FDroid or ProtonVPN) and what they're for?
I've searched a long time and cannot find a solid understanding. I am just learning my way around this stuff.
Also, I am considering deleting FDroid after reading about the SDK issues (not really certain I will yet) but if I do, does that leave ProtonVPN without auto updates?