May 14, 2019 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Responding to widespread concerns over data abuse by tech giants and location marketing companies making headline news daily all over the globe, the /e/ Foundation opens up a new chapter for the smartphone industry by introducing the first smartphones with /e/OS/, the privacy-by-design open source smartphone operating system & online services that puts the privacy and safety of users’ data first.
We source proven compatible and premium grade refurbished phones per our customers’ requests and have our system installed by professional technicians.
” Re-use of refurbished smartphones is an amazing way of reducing landfill use and helping reduce our impact on the environment. You get a “like new” experience at a reduced price. Combined with our privacy-by-design OS, it sets a new paradigm for everyone, based on stronger ethics” said Duval
The devices will start shipping in June with the /e/OS/ pre-installed. /e/OS is a mobile ecosystem that is made of a fully “unGoogled” operating system forked from Android, yet compatible with Android applications, and the /e/ online services: Cloud drive, search engine, email, calendar… all usable with a single /e/ identity.
Customer car register for the smartphone at: https://e.foundation/e-
Started in 2018 by Gaël Duval, open source veteran and founder of Mandrake Linux, the /e/OS/ open source mobile OS ecosystem offers users full privacy by default and with easy controls. While other mobile platforms offer some privacy toggling often buried behind confusing settings or promote privacy while simultaneously pushing data hungry search engines, /e/ offers a better solution that keeps users’ data private by default and stops data flows that don’t benefit users, saving battery and bandwidth.
What makes /e/ unique
/e/OS/ is a unique privacy-by-design platform that combines a mobile operating system, carefully selected apps, and online associated services, fully “unGoogled” yet compatible with any Android applications. With its emphasis on design and convenience, /e/ is meant for everyone, not just “early adopters”.
Contacts & other resources
Twitter: eFoundation @e_mydata
About /e/ Foundation
/e/ Foundation is a non-profit organization offering alternatives to people and businesses caring about the privacy of their data. /e/ Foundation was created in March 2018. It develops /e/, the smartphone operating system, with associated online services for everyday users. Over time, /e/ Foundation plans to provide a full digital ecosystem, leveraging open source and the blockchain. /e/ Foundation was launched by Gaël Duval, an influential Linux developer and founder of Mandrake Linux, the first user friendly version of Linux.