I'm in the market for a new phone, and was wondering which modles/operating systems are the best to protect privacy/security. I don't use social media, so won't have Facebook/Twitter,etc. I am fairly diligent about keeping my info. private (i.e. for my browser, I have adblock, ghostery, do not track me ,etc.) and especially with cell phones, which can track me in basically 3D space, I want to find a secure phone that I can keep pretty "info secure".
I was just wondering if anyone has any tips/information on security for Android phones. I have heard of the Blackphone, but that might be overkill. Ideally, the phone would send 0 information about myself to a first or third party, without my knowledge. Is Blackberry's security good? I loved my Pearl when it was out years ago and I'm still open to them (I'm not huge on apps, games, etc.). Also my concern with Android is that since it's a Google company, Google may sneak some data out all the time (my location/GPS coordinates, websites viewed, cookies, apps installed, etc). Is there any way to just use Android OS but break any connection to Google?
Thanks for any suggestions/advice! Or, if there are some websites I can browse (so far I get general reviews from like C-net or something not necessarily discussing privacy/security), I'm all ears!
edit: I'm not looking for "The Samsung Galaxy s10000 is the best". I'm just looking for discussion/reviews of privacy and security that aren't just "superficial" (mainly reviews I see discuss security but only on a surface level, nothing like how the phone tracks/updates/etc.)