Re: Ban Google
> Apart from the Google blobs embedded in the OS.
Yes, but that's like saying "apart from the shared culture of the West".
Sure, compared to somewhere like China, Japan or even Russia, at a pinch, we in the West have shared 'blobs' of culture (wars we've fought amongst ourselves,
U.S. Imperialism McDonalds in every town centre, etc.) but beyond that there are an awful lot of significant differences the firmware of English culture is pretty different to that of Spain, even if there is a shared framework of Roman Empire in the background of both.
Likewise, my Motorola is not the same as your Sony and neither of us has access to Bixby.
We have different cameras, different audio subsystems, different interfaces, different bloatware. Our devices may or may not have unlockable bootloaders and, even if they do, there may or may not be an alternative ROM available for them. We may get security updates on a regular basis or we may not. We may have devices by the same OEM but won't both get a piece of Pie when the time comes.
There may be some uniformity thanks to the blobs, but even that is far from uniform.