Android and "Possible Alternatives" to "Free Software"?

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Joined: 12/03/2013

Hi, guys. I decided to buy a gaming console, which is actually a tablet ¬¬' XD... Anyway, and I was wondering if there is any alternative to the Android OS, it's better than Windows when it comes to Freedom but it still doesn't respect my freedom. So I wanted to know what are your suggestions and what can I do about it. And by the way, does android have any "Surveillance Feature" by default?

I'm buying this console because there's not so much things I can do in my free time to relax (don't tell me to read books, because I do, a lot! XD)
It's a chinese console and it's REEEEEALLY cheap, and has better features than the JXD consoles for less price.
Here are some Specs:

TUVVA Power Play 7" Gaming Tablet
- Mapping Memorization: Our awesome button mapping tool automatically memorizes your button settings for each game, which means you only have to manually assign the buttons once for each game!
- HDMI Video Output: Enjoy your favorite games and videos on the big screen!
- G-Sensor: Play your favorite tilt-controlled games and rotate the screen vertically or horizontally to your liking.

Gaming Buttons: Direction buttons, ABXY buttons, Double analog Sticks, L1/R1, L2/R2, L3/R3, Select, Start, Volume up/down
Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS
7" capacitive 5-point multi-touch screen
Resolution: 1024 x 600 pixel (16:9)
High performance Quad Core ARM Mali 400MP4 GPU
Dual Core RK3066 ARM Cortex A9 1.6GHz CPU
8GB internal storage (up to 32GB with Micro SD)
2.0MP rear camera, 0.3MP front camera
360° gravity sensor
Built-in speaker & microphone
Support high speed Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
3G supported via USB with USB Dongle (WCDMA, EVDO, TD-SCDMA)
4000 maH, rechargeable Li-ion battery
HDMI full 1080P video output (HDMI cable not included)
Input/output ports: micro USB 2.0 host & USB OTG, micro SD card slot (up to 32GB), HDMI, 3.5mm stereo headphone jack, 5V(2A) DC-in jack
Video formats: AVI, MPG, MKV, RM, RMVB, MP4, MOV, VOB, DAT, FLV, TS, 3GP, WEBM(VP8), YouTube, HTML5
Audio formats: MP3, WMA, WAV, OGG, OGA, APE, FLAC, AAC, M4A, 3GPP
Image formats: JPG, BMP, GIF, PNG
Language: Multi languages, Default English

AC Adapter
USB cable
USB OTG cable
English Manual


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Joined: 05/18/2013

>I was wondering if there is any alternative to the Android OS, it's better than >Windows when it comes to Freedom but it still doesn't respect my freedom.

There is Replicant,[0] but it doesn't work on many devices yet. It is a modified, free version of Android.

>does android have any "Surveillance Feature" by default?

It depends on if the tablet manufacturer installed one.

Joined: 10/29/2013

I think Cyanogen Mod could be a solution. It still uses blobs but it is the best you could get.

If it doesn't work, I guess you'll have to stick with Android.

Joined: 12/10/2013

i vote cyanogenmod. it still uses blobs, but otherwise is free software