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Lineage OS 18: Expected Features, Device List, and Release Date

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By releasing each and every Android OS version officially, the well-known Lineage OS team started developing their custom firmware and includes all the native features along with their own customizations or improvements. As currently, the Lineage OS 17/17.1 is the latest ROM based on Android 10 (Q) for those who want to use the latest custom ROM or love custom firmware than any stock firmware. Meanwhile, the Android developers have already started cooking the upcoming Android OS version which will be named Android 11 or Android R most probably. So, after the announcement of developer preview beta versions, Lineage OS developers will start building the Android 11-based Lineage OS 18.

There are a few months remaining to release the Android R version (Developer Preview Beta) for some of the compatible and enlisted smartphone models. Similarly, the Lineage OS 18 will be released officially for most of the compatible Android devices one by one and it will take time for sure. However, some of the device models will soon receive the unofficial Lineage OS latest version by some developers.

To recall, Lineage OS is a free to use and open-source custom operating system that can be easily installed using custom recovery on Android devices like smartphones, tablet devices. It’s based on the Android AOSP source code and features all the exclusive features that come with Android versions. Most importantly, it comes from the CyanogenMod family or you can say a successor custom ROM with great stability and performance than any other custom firmware. Moreover, Lineage OS users always receive faster software updates that will bug fixes and new improvements or features.

Android 11 / Lineage OS 18 Expected Features

Lineage OS 18: Features, Supported Device List, and Release Date

There are plenty of features expected from the experts and users that would come with Android 11 (R). However, we’re not sure which things will be added and which not. So, we have to wait for more leaks and information until the official announcement of Android R. Meanwhile, all the Android R features will be available on Lineage OS 18 for sure. So, let’s take a quick look at some of the expected Android 11 features below.

  • Scoped Storage
  • NFC File Sharing Alternative tool or option
  • Full Access to Dark Theme and Scheduling
  • Extended Chat Bubbles & Smart Reply
  • Improved Animation Transitions
  • Enhanced App Permissions and Privacy Control
  • Improved APIs for Foldables
  • Connectivity
  • Media
  • NNAPI
  • Improved Biometrics
  • Video Recording Size to Unlimited
  • Wireless ADB or Wireless Debugging
  • App Compatibility
  • Share to Print

Lineage OS 18 Release Date

Depending on the announcement of Android 11 (R), the upcoming Lineage OS 18 will also be expected to release between April to May 2020 based on the Developer Preview Beta.

Lineage OS 18 Supported Device List (Expected)

Asus and Essential Phone

  • Zenfone 5z
  • Essential Phone PH-1

Google

  • Pixel 2 XL
  • Pixel 3
  • Pixel 3 XL
  • Pixel 3a
  • Pixel 4
  • Pixel 4 XL
  • Nexus 7 2014
  • Pixel C

HTC

  • HTC One Max
  • HTC One M7
  • HTC One M8
  • HTC One M8 Dual
  • HTC U Ultra
  • HTC 10

Lenovo

  • Lenovo ZUK Z1
  • Lenovo ZUK Z2 (Plus)

LG

  • LG V40
  • LG G3 (all variants)
  • LG G2 (all variants)
  • LG G4 (h815)
  • LG Nexus 5X
  • LG Nexus 6P
  • LG G5
  • LG G6

Motorola Devices

  • Moto G 2015 (Moto G3)
  • Moto E2 LTE 2015
  • Moto G5s Plus
  • Moto G6 Plus
  • Moto G7 Plus
  • Moto Z2 Force

Nokia

  • Nokia 7.2
  • Nokia 7 Plus
  • Nokia 6.2
  • Nokia 6.1 Plus

OnePlus

  • OnePlus 6T
  • OnePlus 5T
  • OnePlus 2
  • OnePlus 5
  • OnePlus 3
  • OnePlus 6
  • OnePlus 6T
  • OnePlus 7 Pro
  • OnePlus 7
  • OnePlus 7T
  • OnePlus 7T Pro
  • OnePlus One
  • OnePlus X

Samsung

  • Galaxy S20
  • Galaxy S10 Lite
  • Galaxy Note10 Lite
  • Galaxy S10/S10+
  • Galaxy Note 10/Note 10+
  • Galaxy A70
  • Galaxy Note 3
  • Galaxy Note 3 (hlte)
  • Galaxy S5
  • Galaxy S7 (herolte)
  • Galaxy S10e
  • Galaxy Tab S5e
  • Galaxy S9
  • Galaxy S9 Plus
  • Galaxy Note 9
  • Galaxy Note 9 Plus

Xiaomi

  • Xiaomi Redmi K30/Pro
  • Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro (Mi 9T Pro)
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 2
  • Xiaomi Mi Max 2
  • Xiaomi Mi Max 3
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s
  • Xiaomi Mi Mi8
  • Xiaomi Mi A2
  • Xiaomi Mi A3
  • Xiaomi Mi 6
  • Xiaomi Mi 9
  • Xiaomi Mi Max
  • Xiaomi Mi Max Pro
  • Xiaomi Redmi 4X
  • Xiaomi Mi Max Pro
  • Xiaomi Redmi 2
  • Xiaomi Redmi 5
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
  • Xiaomi Mi A1
  • Redmi 7A
  • Redmi 8A
  • Xiaomi Mi Note 10
  • Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro

Poco

  • Poco F1
  • Poco X2

Sony

  • Sony Xperia Z3
  • Sony Xperia XA2

Keep visiting the blog for an updated list of devices, features, and more.

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