Last edit: 14. Mar. 2023, 00:52h

Sailfish OS: Was ist MicroG?

In some cases, Sailfish OS requires the ability to use Android apps. The vast majority can be run relatively easily with Alien Dalvic and they work great. However, some check very carefully that Google’s Play Services are installed on the device, and as a normal user of SFOS, you usually don’t want that for privacy reasons.

MicroG offers a free and independent alternative to the closed and proprietary Google Services solutions. It is a software suite generated on the reverse engineering approach, where the functionality of Play Services is replicated. This includes the Google Cloud Messaging API, the Location API and the Google Maps API, among others. MicroG allows users to set up their Android devices without a Google account and still access a variety of apps. It also offers greater control over privacy and data flow.

For those who want to know more, check out the Continuum Gaming video below:

Important information

To activate the external services, you have to click on the button. Please be aware, that after you clicked, data will be sent to the given, external website (here YouTube).

Further information on data processing can be found in our privacy policy under "YouTube".

Please click to active... Open externally

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