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Last Update: 2023-08-31 13:53 UTC

Murena is an umbrella name for the /e/OS operating system, associated open source powered smartphones, and cloud-based services. The Murena project provides open source images for common smartphones, open source cloud-based storage, calendar, and backup solutions, and sells phones with /e/OS pre-installed. The project's operating system is based on LineageOS, itself based on Android. The Murena team removes closed source applications, trackers, and Google-specific elements of Android and replaces them with open source alternatives.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 79 (148), 6 months: 71 (156), 3 months: 53 (194), 4 weeks: 91 (122), 1 week: 100 (98)

Average visitor rating: 9/10 from 11 review(s).

Murena Summary
Distribution Murena
Home Page https://murena.com/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums https://community.e.foundation/
Alternative User Forums
Documentation https://doc.e.foundation/
Screenshots DistroWatch Gallery
Download Mirrors https://doc.e.foundation/devices
Bug Tracker https://gitlab.e.foundation/groups/e/-/issues
Related Websites https://e.foundation/
Reviews 1.x: DistroWatchNew LeafDistroWatch
0.23: DistroWatch
Where To Buy or Try https://murena.com/shop/

Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2023-08-09: Distribution Release: Murena 1.13
 • 2023-03-16: Distribution Release: Murena 1.9
 • 2022-06-02: Distribution Release: Murena 1.0
 • More Murena releases...

 • 2023-07-05 Murena launches Fairphone 4 in North America
 • 2023-06-09 Murena presents smart phone for North America networks
 • 2022-11-17 Murena supports five new devices
 • 2022-10-13 Murena launches Murena One phone
 • More Murena headlines...

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Feature 1.14
Release Date 2023-08-31
End Of Life  
Price (US$) Free
Image Size (MB) 1300-1400
Free Download IMG
Installation Graphical
Default Desktop BlissLauncher
Package Management APK
Release Model Fixed
Office Suite --
Processor Architecture arm64
Init Software Other
Journaled File Systems ext4
Multilingual Yes
Asian Language Support  
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Version: 1.13
Rating: 9
Date: 2023-08-10
Votes: 49

Over all good OS.
Works well even on outdated devices like Mi5.
Considering android's support mess (or rather lack of support) recessive regular updates.

UI piggybacks on Trebuchet and can glitch a bit if the phone is under load (probably only noticeable with 3GB of ram). Governor doing its best but sometimes it's not enough to overcome android's bloat and background apps or services can crash. And this is without gapps installed. To be fair it's not claiming to be a streamlined version of android and as far as I can see the memory usage is on par with LineageOS.

The real star of the show for me is the App Lounge. Preinstalled app manager (auto updates work without rooting or sideloading apps via adb) combining anonymous google play access, automatically updated F-Droid apps and a library of useful web based applications.

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Version: 1.12
Rating: 9
Date: 2023-07-26
Votes: 40

I've been using it as my main phone OS for few years now with no major issues. Sometimes some odd application refuses to cooperate properly with the OS claiming it is a rooted system, but I did manage to convince few app suppliers to allow e/OS and now most of these apps work fine.
It does great job in replacing google services. I tried LineageOS before using e/OS and regularly experienced issues. Not here.
Otherwise it is a solid Android experience with a lot of customisation that can be added. Personally didnt like the original launcher it ships with, and find Fairphone2 launcher (available from F-Droid) to be much more user friendly.

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Version: 1.9
Rating: 6
Date: 2023-04-11
Votes: 0

Fine, but support for legacy devices is lacking. This is a pretty solid Android custom ROM with all the bells and whistles you come to expect, except without any Google services. One complaint I have is that once the device you install the OS on becomes unsupported, it becomes practically unusable. It's also quite hard to use this as an actual day-to-day phone, seeing as most apps rely on the bare minimum Google services being installed, and getting those to work on this phone is a pain. It also doesn't do anything special to stand out from other Android custom ROMs, and that's kind of disappointing.

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