I've gotten to the point where I no longer trust Google to provide me with a reliable service that doesn't spy on me. Google sees to be able to close your account without warning because you've violated some nebulous "terms of service", after which you lose access to anything stored on "Someone else's computer" (i.e. The Cloud). Apple isn't an alternative for me, and doesn't seem much better.
So what are the alternatives to the basic Android apps that come up the phone? I'd need to replace the photo-sync software, messaging, Maps, email, and of course Google Play itself.
My goal is to not be logged into Google at all on my phone, and to have a service that both respects my privacy, and won't suddenly cut me off from if I do something they don't like.
Doing a little bit of research on this question, I see some 5+ year old similar questions for each individual app, but not a holistic "I want to get rid of Google entirely on Android" question.
Hopefully the monopoly power of Google isn't so powerful this is possible? I suspect Google Play is going to be nearly impossible to extricate my phone from.