New LineageOS is based on Android 8.1

New LineageOS is based on Android 8.1


With the release of the alternative Android system LineageOS in version 15.1, the developers have completed the update to Android 8.1 (Oreo).

This jumps LineageOS from Android 7.1 to the latest edition. With the new version, the developers have also included the Google-initiated update system Project Treble. This step was hard work, the team reports. Not only have Treble been adapted, but also the existing hardware-related code has been converted to the functions of Treble. Thus, features such as LiveDisplay and the control of the LEDs are compliant with the Android standards, it says in the announcement. The developers feel better equipped for the future and new versions of Android.

In addition to the new features of Android 8.1, the LineageOS makers have come up with their own features. With the so-called styles can now set an individual accent color, a bright and a dark interface are available. In conjunction with LiveDisplay, the theme can be put in a day-and-night mode, switching the display to darker mode at night.

The update to the new version is done via the update app of LineageOS. The developers also offer the download of the system via the website.

submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht


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