I tried the smartphone general but all I got was inane comments.
What's a good rom for a Note 4?
Particularly one for privacy and security?
Android *is* Linux, but that's not the point. Unless you're running barebone Android (which nobody does, because it's fucking useless), Android is Linux + a bunch of proprietary Google services that speak to the Google botnet without your knowing.
>frankensteinian monstrosity held together by Java using an old Linux kernel.
That's literally what Android is.
Ironically, this. An iPhone will have less proprietary software than a Google-infested Android phone out-of-the-box. That is, of course, until you fill it with crappy apps.
I'm running a Google free LGG3 right now. Every app I have installed is open source. And it functions faster than my stock, Google bloatware ROM. I also have any app I want. Cue the Pajeets looking to fill up their Apple© Loyalty™ accounts.