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Can you help me complete a list of the open-source operating systems that can be installed on smartphones in replacement of Android and their respective supported device list?

So far, I found :

Android Apps support :

  • SailFishOS can run Android apps with via the proprietary Dalvik Turbo VM.
  • Anbox can be used to run Android apps in a LXC container on Linux distrubutions for which Anbox has been packaged for.
  • Waydroid can also be used to run Android apps in a LXC container on Linux distrubutions for which Waydroid has been packaged for.
  • LineageOS : you have to install the F-Droid app store manually than you will be able to install the Aurora Store (A Google Playstore Client) from the F-Droid app store.
  • LineageOS for microG provides the F-Droid app store with which you can install the Aurora Store (A Google Playstore Client) from the F-Droid app store.
  • /e/OS provides the F-Droid app store and /e/Installer (official /e/OS App store), you can also install the Aurora Store (A Google Playstore Client) from the F-Droid app store.

N.B.: For SailFishOS devices, you have to buy the SailFish X license which is about $50 otherwise you won't get the support, the updates nor the Android App support.

Just found the Tuxphones site :)

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The Wikipedia entry for FirefoxOS, which was discontinued in 2017, lists a few more; e.g., H5OS, KaiOS of which I don't know the license terms.

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    Thanks. These are based on FirefoxOS which is based on the Linux kernel (such as Android). I'm more specifically attracted by Linux distribution based OSes.
    – SebMa
    Commented Dec 15, 2021 at 20:04
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A list of Android-based ROMs from here:

  • /e/OS
  • AIM-ROM
  • AncientROM
  • Android Ice Cold Project
  • AOSiP (Android Open Source Illusion Project)
  • AOSPExtended
  • ArrowOS
  • Awaken OS
  • BaikalOS
  • BlissRoms
  • Bootleggers ROM
  • CAF Extended
  • Calyx OS
  • CarbonROM
  • ColtOS
  • Copperhead OS
  • CorvusOS
  • crDroid
  • Cygnus OS
  • DerpFest
  • Descendant
  • Dirty Unicorns
  • DivestOS
  • Dot OS
  • Evolution-X
  • GlassROM
  • Graphene OS
  • Ground Zero Open Source Project
  • HavocOS
  • iodéOS
  • Kang OS
  • Kraken Project
  • Lineage-X
  • LineageOS
  • LineageOS microG
  • Liquid Remix
  • LMODroid
  • MoKee
  • NitrogenOS
  • Nusantara Project
  • Octavi OS
  • OmniROM
  • Paranoid Android
  • Pixel Experience
  • PixelDust
  • Pixys OS
  • Potato Open Sauce Project
  • Project Elixir
  • Project Fluid
  • Project Sakura
  • Project Xperience
  • Project Xtended
  • ReloadedOS
  • Resurrection Remix
  • RevengeOS
  • Spark OS
  • Spice OS
  • Stag OS
  • StatixOS
  • Stock ROM Ports
  • Superior OS
  • Syberia Project
  • ValidusOS
  • VoltageOS
  • Wave OS
  • ZenXOS

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