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J Dubbs

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So far, I have had Pixels 2, 5, 5a(other half’s) 6, and a 7 Pro to be picked up next week. I traded the 6 in on the 7 Pro.

The 5 is my daily driver secure phone running GrapheneOS.

So how is GrapheneOS as a daily driver? Anything you're really missing from Android?
 

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I'm very happy so far. No issues that I know of. The camera improvements are a bonus. A terrific upgrade from the P6 Pro.
 

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So how is GrapheneOS as a daily driver? Anything you're really missing from Android?

It’s hard to say, because when at home I had the 6 at hand. I mostly use my iPad for bopping around the internet.

When I leave home I carry the 5. I guess I can say that I really don’t miss the Googly stuff, I just accept that it isn’t on that phone.

I use Signal and Wickr, so there is no SMS traffic, and only a few have that number. On Signal I have three people, and five on Wickr, with some overlap.

Proton free VPN is good enough, and Bromite for the browser, with F-Droid for apps, it is pretty minimalist, but I have been using it since March, and I am quite happy with it.

The GrapheneOS group are really on the ball with OS updates, and I usually get them automatically no later than the next day.

If you don’t want to be snooped on by either Google or Apple, I think GrapheneOS is absolutely the best choice. I get a bang out of thinking “Screw you, Google, you don’t know who I am, where I am, or what I am doing.”

It is ironic that the best OS to get Google out of your life only runs on actively supported Google phones. (Pixels).

I am looking forward to the 7 Pro, and was disappointed that they didn’t have Hazel in stock. I gave them the 6 on the spot, just so there couldn’t be any BS about condition next week.
 
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P7 pro has minor improvements over the 6 pro. I'd say no real need to upgrade. But google gave me $520 for the regular S22. So getting the P7 pro was a no brainer.
 

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taking 8k video, tagging pictures with my friends in them so I know where to find them, the live wallpaper when folks call. just those things not a deal breaker

Yeah it still amazes me how samsung and oneplus offer so much customization and Google so little in comparison.
 

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P7 pro has minor improvements over the 6 pro. I'd say no real need to upgrade. But google gave me $520 for the regular S22. So getting the P7 pro was a no brainer.

That's a good deal! I agree that if one has a Pixel 6-series phone, upgrading to the 7 would offer minimal improvements.
 

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I too really enjoy Pixels! I'm a fan for sure, but I don't necessarily always get a Pixel. I skipped the 3, 4, and 6 (but I did want the 3 and 6! LOOL). They are definitely an appealing brand!

I recall that you were leaning toward getting the 7. I was intending to stay with my 6 Pro for another year but when I got the Black Friday offer from the Google Store I gave in, Kate and I both ordered a 7 Pro. The camera improvements, telephoto and close-up, made the difference. What phone do you currently have?
 

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My Pixel 6 Pro FPS worked quite well as does my Pixel 7 Pro FPS. However, I have the advantage of working from my own home office and my hands are always clean and undamaged.
 

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