I'm hoping this community can lead me in the right direction.
For the past couple of months I've been reading up on Graphene, CalyxOS, and e.Foundation (w/Murena). I'm trying to figure out what would best fit my needs.
I've already eliminated my Google accounts. I use Aurora & FDroid. I honestly couldn't careless about using the Playstore. 90% of the time, I use my phone for finance, browsing the net, and work related stuff. The only apps I use from Aurora are stock related stuff. And those aren't really necessary. The rest of my apps are from FDroid. And I just add a shortcuts, from the browser (Brave), to my home screen.
I started learning towards e.Foundation. Mainly because of Murena. I know that it runs off of LineageOS. I know some of the pros and cons. I really like the fact that they took the time to implement their own apps to make the transition easier. However, I don't like that the stable versions are on the phones they sell overseas. Yes, they have some stable versions for older Galaxy's (S7-S9) but it doesn't seem worth it. Though, I'm still rocking my LGV30 ThinQ. 😆
I ruled out CalyxOS based on the above info. If I truly want the best security, I'm going with Graphene. But it's not always about the best security either.
The only issue I have with Graphene is, and please correct me if I'm wrong (this is what I'm trying to find out), there's no preinstalled "suite" (maybe I'm using the wrong word for it).
If I go with Graphene, I need a good, secure cloud based account. One account that can do it all. I have a Proton account but i don't care for it, even though they just implemented Drive. Everything is till clunky and slow. I also recently started using Murena, but I can't run the apps on my phone. I'm sure I couldn't run those apps on Graphene either. I could use NextCloud, like I'm doing now, but it's not the same. Some things, like their email, can only be accessed through the browser.
If someone can suggest a suite or a good, stable workaround, I'm all ears. That would push me to go with Graphene. Otherwise, I would lean more towards e.Foundation.
And in all honesty, lately I feel like I'm going nuts over all this privacy stuff.
Bottom line, I don't want anything to do with Google, Apple, or any other company that sells my info.
Any insight or suggestions would be highly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.