LineageOS 15.0 for Pixel and Pixel XL: We have seen a long journey from cupcake, donut, eclair, froyo, gingerbread, honeycomb, ice-cream Sandwich, Jellybean, KitKat, lollipop, Marshmallow, Nougat to Oreo. Don’t worry it’s not a list of sweets but Android versions till date. We have come a long way to Android 8.0 which is currently in beta version. The biggest strength of Android is that it is open source. This opened up the channels for innovation which lot of third party developers have capitalized on; LineageOS being one of them.
Lineage OS 15.0 is the new custom OS which is the successor to the earlier commercially successful CynogenMod. Lineage OS was officially launched in December 2016. LineageOS 13, 14.1 are out there and LineageOS 14.1 has already been successfully installed on 165 plus devices.
LineageOS 15.0 developers community has already come with a list of devices on which they would be making it available; Pixel and Pixel XL is there on the list. And the list for LineageOS 15.0 too has reached 150 plus.
Pixel and Pixel XL has first launched in 2017 with Google official Android Nougat out of the box. Currently, Pixel and Pixel XL can be upgradable to Android O-beta version. As Pixel and Pixel XL is Google flagship device, all the new updates arrive first to these devices. Official LineageOS 14.1 still not yet released for Pixel and Pixel XL but we may see LineageOS 15.0 for Pixel and Pixel XL in last quarter of this year. But Unofficial LineageOS 14.1 is available for Pixel and Pixel XL.
LineageOS 15.0 will be better than the LineageOS 14.1 contributing to this factor is better notifications management, multi-window functionality, better security and so on that will be incorporated in Android 8.0.
LineageOS would be available after the Android Open Source version is released. Which means you should be able to get Lineage OS 15 which is also an open source software by late 2017 or early 2018.