Hello does this affects the nitro phone? Lineage OS is affected
As far as I read this depends on whether the Google service is installed, and some users do so on LineageOS as well, hence the outgoing telemetry data coming. Otherwise the traffic was reduced as expected.
The GrapheneOS used for NitroPhone does not have Google services and additionally it uses different server to check the internet connection.
True, they were a bit bias on this study about lineage. “On LineageOS it is
necessary to install GApps to use the Google Play store, but
this is not necessary with /e/OS (which uses the open-source
MicroG re-implementation of Google Play Services and the
Google Play app).”
The whole point of using a degoogled phone is to not use any google services.