LineageOS has been the most popular device ROM ever since the debacle of Cyanogen Inc. forced the custom open-source developer ROM, Cyanogenmod to be shut down. Ever since Cyanogen Inc. announced that they will no longer be providing monetary as well as technical support to this project, the developers behind Cyanogenmod decided to leave the project and started a new project under the name of LineageOS. Now that LineageOS has been around 4 months old, it is also turning out to be the same as Cyanogenmod. Do note that each and every developer who worked behind Cyanogemod is working on LineageOS as well so it was expected but it is good to know that it is still the same.
Now, talking about LineageOS, the custom ROM is gaining support for Android 7.1.2 which was released by Google as a maintainence release for the Android 7.1.1 Nougat. This support has been added to the source of LineageOS so expect all the devices running LineageOS or the ROMs which have LineageOS under the hood to be upgraded to Android 7.1.2 Nougat soon. One more update for LineageOS is that the ROM now has the April security patch which is the latest security patch from Google.
The following new devices are now eligible for the official LineageOS 14.1 builds;
- HTC M9
- Verizon HTC M9
- Letv LeEco Le 2
- Letv LeEco LePro3
- LG L90
- Sprint Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 LTE
- Yu Yuphoria
- Yu Yureka
One more minor update is that their website and wiki page have been changed to https, and there are several other minor fixes as well. This change to https will help to give users visiting their website with added security against attacks and data leaks. The developers behind LineageOS have been giving weekly or bi-weekly reviews about their work with articles on their website. Have a look by clicking on the source.