Leaving Apple & Google: Enjoy extended apps compatibility in /e/OS, How can I support /e/OS? Welcome /e/OS 1.16

  • Enjoy extended apps compatibility in /e/OS  
  • How can I support /e/OS?
  • Welcome /e/OS 1.16 

Enjoy extended apps compatibility in /e/OS

In our mission, it is vital to ensure the seamless functionality of all applications in /e/OS. However, some applications seek to know whether they are running on an official Commercial Google Android phone, before authorizing the user to access some or all of its functions. That is why we’ve dedicated significant effort to ensure that on /e/OS third-party apps perform just as well on our Community-supported devices (“dev”) as they do on our Official Murena devices (“stable”).

In recent /e/OS updates for Community-supported phones, we have extended the compatibility techniques we have developed for Official Murena devices to Community-supported devices so that they now can have a better third party app support.

For example, NFC payment that didn’t work so far in some apps, will now function seamlessly.

How can I support /e/OS?

If you’re a recent subscriber to our newsletter, you might be wondering how you can actively participate in enhancing /e/OS and furthering our mission to protect your privacy. Fortunately, there are numerous ways how you can support us, and we wholeheartedly value each contribution that aids in the continuous improvement of /e/OS.

Read our post “Become a part of our journey to freedom: support e Foundation!” to know more. 


Welcome /e/OS 1.16

We’re excited to bring you /e/OS 1.16 with significant improvements, including a unified visual experience in Maps and improved user-friendly settings. We’ve also expanded language support in Gallery and microG.

Moreover, this update integrates key bug fixes and security enhancements from LineageOS 19.1, ensuring a more stable and secure experience.

For Fairphone 4 users, we’ve worked to provide an improved sound quality in speakerphone mode. Additionally, we’ve enhanced visibility in dark mode within the Settings.

Lastly, your security is our top priority, and /e/OS 1.16 includes Android security patches up to September.

Learn more about the improvements and updates coming with this latest version. 


Update your phone now in ‘System updates’ in your phone settings menu to /e/OS 1.16 and enjoy an even better, more secure mobile experience.

As always, make sure you have the latest update running on your phone!

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!

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