SMART Devices

Free Your Android, Own Your Device!


Mobile devices are small computers that we carry around all the time. They know our current location and contain private pictures. We use them to communicate with our friends, our family and maybe our secret love. They also provide access to the internet and have built-in camera and microphone. Being such powerful tools, they can bring great risks to privacy, but at the same time we can achieve great things with them: it depends on who controls them. This talk will give a high-level overview about how to regain complete control over your Android device by running only Free Software on it. It will cover the Android operating system, an alternative market and the apps itself. In these areas, a lot has been achieved, but there are more challenges ahead. Many ways to help will be presented, so we can make phone liberation effortless and provide people with an easy path to freedom.