Brave app requires Google services

Could you guys please explain why the android app uses google services as I received the message “No google services detected” when I run the app on my LineageOS phone.
And if you are open source why you are not available on F-Droid then? I am worrying about my privacy and this situation having app from google store (where every app has a google malware attached) doesn’t allow me to use your app. Sorry.

I’ve found this recently and have a pending thread on it.

Maybe it’s a way to spoof or fake play services. There is an fdroid repository under the Geolocation section. Click
‘All of them can be downloaded and updated’

Then there is this guy on this thread.

This guy may not have Play Services installed, but is collecting bat. It’s not clear. I’ve messenged him, or tried to.