How to make Android (AOSP) without Google

Android Bytes (powered by Esper)

Apr 11 2022 • 51 mins


If there's any one thing to take away from this week's episode, it's that you shouldn't toy around with pushing plain AOSP and GMS on your devices. Of course, we've got all the reasons why. We're pleased to be joined by https://twitter.com/_cdesai?lang=en (Chirayu Desai), one of the developers of the FOSS-focused https://calyxos.org/ (CalyxOS). 01:00 - What features do Android Open Source Project builds actually have? Which ones are dependent on Google Mobile Services? 12:55 - What are some of AOSP's own feature shortcomings? 18:22 - What is CalyxOS's approach and why does it take that path? 24:36 - Why is it such a big deal to ditch GMS? Are there ways to get around it? 41:32 - Why not just ship devices with just AOSP and GMS? Android Bytes is hosted by Mishaal Rahman, Senior Technical Editor, and David Ruddock, Editor in Chief, of Esper. https://twitter.com/MishaalRahman (Mishaal's Twitter) https://twitter.com/RDRv3 (David's Twitter) For more about Esper, visit us. https://blog.esper.io/ (Esper Blog) https://www.esper.io/ (Official Esper site) https://www.esper.io/book-demo (Book an Esper Demo) Our music is "https://home96.bandcamp.com/track/19 (19)" by https://twitter.com/RNDYGFFE (HOME) and is licensed under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ (CC BY 3.0).