LineageOS 15.1 Is Now Official: LineageOS is a custom ROM that was developed in late 2016 and the first builds of the LineageOS 14.1 ROM were available in January last year. This was due to the fact that Cyanogen Inc. announced the closure of development as well as funding for CyanogenOS and thus, the development of CyanogenMod, the open-source project was also stopped. Therefore, the team at CyanogenMod decided to rename the project to LineageOS and release the builds but we have known that this has been done on a volunteer basis at the moment as everyone is building ROMs for their particular device in their free time.
Now, we have known that LineageOS 14.1 picked up steam right from the start and the downloads were massive in the first months of the release of the builds. Later, the team announced that Android 8.0 Oreo will be released with LineageOS 15.0 builds. However, the announcement was later rectified and the team announced the LineageOS 15.1 builds will be released directly which will be based on Android 8.1 Oreo. Now, one month from the announcement of LineageOS 15.1 builds, we are officially confirming that the LineageOS 15.1 builds are now available for some of the devices and there will be many more devices in the later releases.
As far as the features of LineageOS 15.1 are concerned, we will get all the features of Android 8.1 Oreo along with all the features of LineageOS from this build and it is also worth noting that this build is stable enough for daily use as well. Here is the list of devices that have LineageOS 15.1 builds
- Google Nexus 6P – angler
- Google Nexus 5X – bullhead
- LeEco Le Pro3 / Le Pro3 Elite
- OnePlus 3 / 3T – oneplus3
- OnePlus 5 – cheeseburger
- OnePlus 5T – dumpling
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 Wi-Fi (2016)
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 Wi-Fi (2016)
- Xiaomi Mi 5 – gemini
- Xiaomi Mi 5S – capricorn
- Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus – natrium
Note that this is just the first release of LineageOS 15.1 and almost all of the LineageOS 14.1 supported devices will be added to this list as we go along.