De-googling gives you more than just privacy

Way back in the day, custom ROMs were popular not just for privacy but also for boosting speed. Android wasn't quite as polished, and if a phone was loaded with bloatware installing a new ROM (such as the old Cyanogenmod) could help to boost speed. Which made us wonder - is the same true today? We decided to perform a test using our Moto G8 Power. We started by using the default Android installation straight out of the box. To gauge performance we used Geekbench 5, which measures CPU and memory performance. We did not install any additional apps or…