Leaving Apple & Google: researchers say /e/OS is the most private OS, now supporting 190 smartphones and check /e/cloud, our suite in the cloud.
- /e/OS is the most private OS according to university research
- /e/OS is now available on 190 devices
- e/cloud is your personal email, agenda, drive and office suite in the cloud
/e/OS is the most private OS according to university research
We invite you to read the latest study led by Trinity college of Dublin and the Edinburgh University that reports that /e/OS is the most private option in tested Android variants.
In this study, researchers have confirmed not only the vast amount of personal data captured by standard phones, but also that /e/OS is the only OS not capturing any by default.
The study reveals that Samsung, Xiaomi, Huawei and Realme Android variants all transmit a huge amount of data to the OS developer but also to third parties that have pre-installed system apps (including Google, Microsoft, LinkedIn, Facebook). It is also clear from this study that aside from /e/OS, all Android variants tested prevent users from escaping microtargeting via advertising identifiers. All use long-lived identifiers that can be linked to the same device again and again.
Finally, on every handset, apart from the /e/OS handset, Google also collects a significant volume of data. The study highlights that the amount of data collected by Google can up 10x that uploaded by the mobile OS developer. For manufacturers like Xiaomi, Huawei and Realme the volume rises to around 30x.
Even the most privacy conscious users, unchecking options to share data and only following mandatory terms and conditions, will not be safe with those variants.
We’re pleased with the results of this research, as they illustrate really well our claims and our core principle of auditable privacy.
Find out more about this research in our latest blog post
/e/OS is now available on 190 devices
We keep adding new phones to our list of supported devices so more people can switch to /e/OS, and we’re now available on 190 phones!
The latest additions are:
- Samsung Galaxy Note10+
- Samsung Galaxy Note10+ 5G
- LG G3
Check now if your phone is on our list of compatible devices in our documentation!
/e/cloud is your personal email, agenda, drive and office suite in the cloud
/e/cloud is your personal email account, your agenda and contacts, your drive on the cloud and your online office suite, all combined in one single service, simple to use. /e/ cloud is powered by proven open source like NextCloud and OnlyOffice. With 35,000 active users and counting, /e/ cloud has you covered.
Your personal email account
Your agenda and contacts
Your drive in the cloud
Your online office suite
It is built on the same privacy by design principles as /e/OS. We don’t scan your data, we don’t log your app usage, we don’t sell your data, we don’t use ads in our online services.
Clearly, /e/cloud is one of many alternatives available today, but it is the only one that integrates seamlessly with /e/OS.
And while /e/cloud has been developed as an extension of /e/OS, to let you have everything you need to get things done on the go from on your phone, this online suite can also be used without /e/OS.
We would love for you to try it and join the family.
Our commitments to you
We do not read or scan your data. We do not use ads in our online services. We don’t sell your personal data. Period.
Your files are encrypted with server-side-encryption on our servers, located in Europe.
We are fully compliant with GDPR.
We aim to limit our footprint so all our /e/cloud servers are powered by energy from renewables sources.
What are you waiting for? Every /e/cloud account comes with 1 GB of free storage space!
Need more space? Check our paid plans
You will be able to increase your personal storage space of your e.email account by subscribing to one of our paid plans directly from your account.
We offer different options for payments: billed in advance on a monthly or yearly basis depending on the selected plan.
Our paid plans start at 1.99€ for 20GB per month, to 12.99€ for 1TB per month.
Support the project!
User’s data privacy and finding alternatives to regain control over our data has never been a more pressing issue than it is today. The timing is great to build something new!
Your contribution is key to the success of an ambitious project like ours!