Category: LineageOS

LineageOS Update Brings June Security Update & Other Updates

Ah, to be young and nimble.  LineageOS is already steps ahead of many phone manufactures by updating their software packages with the June Android Security update.  The company announced on their blog that all builds starting June 6th will include the patch.  It means that once you have updated to these new builds, you will have the latest security patches for the platform.

This isn’t the only change in this update to the platform.  In the latest build, you have the ability to prevent tasks from being removed when clearing all apps in the recent app view.  The System WebView has been updated to Chromium 59, the latest version of that service.  Also, you can now disable the lock screen album background when you are playing music.

LineageOS Adds The Pixel C and LG V20 Variants to The Portfolio

The team at LineageOS continues to shine with more new devices added to their supported device list this week.  The headliner of those new devices are the Google Pixel C tablet and the GSM unlocked and Sprint variants of the LG V20.  On the latter, with these two added, it means that the company now supports all US-based variants of the V20, a first for them.

The ROM builds for the Pixel C will be available starting on Monday, June 5th while the other ROMs for the other devices are now available.  The new devices include the BQ Aquaris U Plus and the Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus while owners of the Motorola Photon Q and eEco Le Max 2 are now on the Android Nougat based 14.1 train.

LineageOS Adds Support for 15 New Devices

The lineup of devices supported by LineageOS continues to grow with 15 new devices announced this week with support.  The custom ROM development team, formerly from CyanogenMod, has been busy added support for a wide range of devices, many of which are in their Nougat based 14.1 train.

This latest news shows how fast the platform continues to grow.  With well over 1.5 million installs now, it has quickly become one of the most popular custom ROMs available for Android devices.

LineageOS Now At 1.3 Million Installs – New Improvements & Devices Added

The steady and fast climb of LineageOS continues with the latest update bringing several new fixes and support for new devices.  Based on the latest statistics from the company, over 1.3 million installs of the platform have now been installed on a wide range of Android devices.  Just last month they hit the 1 million mark to give you perspective on the growth.  Now the company has released another new update and have added a handful of additional devices that are officially supported.

From a feature perspective, there are two new apps and an improvement on one.  First, there is a new gallery app with easier navigation between timeline, albums and videos view and the app now supports full screen video playback.  Second, there is a new FAB (Floating Action Button) in the Recorder app and you can also choose when the recording actually starts.  As for improvements, the LineageOS Updater has been improved and should no longer break downloads or corrupt them in certain situations.

LineageOS Passes One Million Installs in Just Over Three Months

The skyrocketing growth of LineageOS continues with the stats page for the platform now reporting over one million installs.  Considering that the company, rising from the ashes of Cyanogen, started on December 24, 2016, it is a staggering number.  As you would expect, many owners of devices with Cyanogen have flocked to LineageOS and the company has disappointed.  They have continued to add devices old and new to their lineup of supported devices, both running build 13 (Marshmallow based) and build 14 (Nougat based).  But equally, they have attracted a lot of attention from Cyanogen users and others who are looking for a different Android experience.

Oh, and remember, it was just last month that they passed the 500,000 install mark.  That’s growth peeps.

LineageOS Continue to Expand with Multiple Samsung Device Supported

LineageOS is making up for lost time and doing it fast.  The rise of the platform out of the CyanogenMod project has been very impressive and got even more so today.  Multiple Samsung devices, both phones and tablets, have been added to the supported devices for the platform.  The new build is in the 14.1 train of the platform which is based on Android Nougat.

As for which Samsung devices were added, the list is pretty comprehensive.  The Galaxy S7 (G930F), S7 Edge (G935F) are probably the banner models that will catch everyones attention.  But the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7″ was also added, both the Wi-FI and the LTE variants.  The Note 7 Tablet was updated to the 14.1 train too.

LineageOS Gets Several Key Updates and Adds New Devices

This week’s update of LineageOS has a lot of fixes and improvements that will be coming to users in the latest builds.  There is a pretty solid list of improvements that you can ready about on the developer’s site but for those who just want the highlights, here you go.  First, there is support for more than two cameras in Snap (think devices with dual rear cameras), a fix for when accounts where not showing up in settings, Dual SIM UI improvements and the AOSP file manager has replaced the CyanogenMod file manager.  The blog post has links to the repositories for those who want to read the gory details on all the changes.

LineageOS already has a massive number of devices that are supported but the list has also grown this week.

Added 14.1 devices

  • LG G3 (AT&T) – d850
  • LG G3 (Korea) – f400
  • Samsung Galaxy S III (GSM LTE) – i9305

Added 13.0 devices

  • LeEco LeMax2 – x2

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 (GSM) – n5100

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 (Wi-Fi) – n5110

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 (LTE) – n5120

That brings the total count of supported devices to over 100.

Part of the announcement also put out the Help Wanted sign.  If you can help the team with language translations, they could use you.  Hit the link to the post to get the details and to volunteer to help.

 

 

 

LineageOS Passes Half-A-Million Installs Already

After rising from the ashes of CyanogenMod, the LineageOS team has been making huge strides with their custom ROMs for Android devices.  And, based on their stats, it would appear that there are a lot of people interested.  The latest Marshmallow-based build of the ROM has now been downloaded and is active on over 560,000 devices.  That is significant given that it was around Christmas last year that the company started.  Sure they had a bit of a head start with some of the scraps from CyanogenMod but for them to get a build out to over 100 devices in two months is everything including impressive.

Leading the way, according to the statistics page, is the OnePlus One.  The original phone from the Chinese manufacture has hit some 43,000 installs.  Remember that the OnePlus One came with a Cyanogen build on it by default.  It wasn’t until later that the company began working on their OxygenOS builds.  So for OPO owners, having an alternative is a big deal.

LineageOS Builds for Several Phones Now Available

LineageOS has started posting several experimental and nightly builds for various devices, including the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P.  The posting of the new software builds came as promised by the Lineage team and ironically keep Cyanogen elements in their versioning and naming conventions.  Right now the downloads page has builds for the two Nexus’ but also for the Nextbit Robin, Motorola G4/G4 Plus and the Xiaomi Redmi 1S.  Each build has the devices code name as part of the build name (Angler for the Nexus 6P for example) and the version numbering is what Cyanogen was using prior to their demise.  Builds 14.1 in LineageOS are Android Nougat 7.1.