Ubuntu Touch compared to Android and iOS
Please allow me this question for I do not know where else to ask it. It's basic and mean no insult to anyone or anything.
I have been an Apple user since iPhone 5 and was not aware at the time of how deceptive their and Google's OS are which is why I am now looking at installing Ubuntu Touch in one of the "endorsed" phones which UBports recommends for that OS.
If I close out all the apps on my iPhone and they are not running to the point that I that is on the mobile phone desktop is Safari, Maps, Email, Phone and turn off Location Services and Siri would that stop my data being sent to the deleted apps and to Apple? Is my phone still sending information unknown to me to Apple?
What is it about Ubuntu Touch OS that does not send any data to anyone? If I use the default browser of Touch will that still send my information to anyone?
My phone will still be pinging off the local cell towers and my cell server knows my activity so how does Ubuntu Touch help me?
I ask this in all sincerity and ask for an honest response.
Thank you to all.
AppLee last edited by
I will not cover everything and I don't know about iOS at all.
But even if all apps are closed, the OS is still running. And it gathers data from whatever it can.
And as soon as internet connectivity is back the OS can send data to a company that can do whatever they want with this information.
With Ubuntu Touch, you know (because the source code is available) that your data stays yours.
By design an app doesn't share data without user validation.
The only data sent to the UBports foundation is the one necessary to deliver your phone with OTA updates.
TotalRando last edited by
@ragz The difference is in the very design of the OS. Ubuntu Touch is based on Ubuntu, which is a GNU/Linux distribution, so its userbase is more interested in open code and transparency. By contrast, Microsoft and Apple's models are based on profiting off their users, so they hard code the data farming into their programs/products.
Now I didn't bring up Android because... if UT code is open, couldn't someone take it, make it have data harvesting and all that and close source it? They could, and that basically is what Android is: Linux with closed source parts and Google's intrusive presence. So UT's workaround is to basically partition off the closed source controller (which replaces the GNU part of GNU/Linux) and open the rest of the phone.