KeithLaster Google couldn't have any access to apps that weren't installed via the play store though, right? Of course Google would know what I downloaded on the Play Store, but I expect that they wouldn't know anything about the other apps installed via rss. Maybe I'm wrong though?
KeithLaster If you plan on using Google Burner and installing apps through an RSS reader, you may be able to get by without Google Play Isolated.
I would still need sandboxed Google play services installed for notifications to work (for ProtonMail and Proton Calendar, I'm pretty sure these two are the only ones that require sandboxed Google services among the apps I'd install on the owner profile). If I'm right about my plan, I'm also even pretty sure that I would not even need to log in to any Google account anywhere. Hence why I'm making this post, I feel like there is no way Google could gather anything sensitive about me this way, but again, I'm not sure I understand the ins and outs here.
Graphene1 The mutual consent sounds to me like any google code within other apps can communicate with other google apps i.e. Play Services (which will have internet access for notifications)
That's also how I understand it. If that's the case, I don't think the potential harm is too high in my case, I'm 90% sure the apps I'd install on the owner profile wouldn't have anything in them that wants to communicate with Google.
Graphene1 Or we are just extremely paranoid and by simply not logging into a google account is enough lol.
At the end of the day, I feel like that's the bottom line to this issue really. I honestly don't see what Google could collect on me with sandboxed GPS if I'm not logged in, or logged in a throwaway account.
Graphene1 I don't have google play installed snd just check proton once a day.
I might try that first and see how much of an inconvenience I find this. Again, I'm pretty sure that's literally the only thing I'd need Google play services for.
Thanks everyone who participated here so far, it's really helping. I hope that the discussion can go on, hopefully somebody out there understands the issue better and can shed some light for all of us. :)