LineageOS 18.1 brings Android 11 to a large fleet of devices

LineageOS is possibly the most sought after custom ROM out there. The biggest advantage of a third-party ROM, such as LineageOS, is that it can provide devices, from a variety of OEMs, with a highly customizable experience long after the manufacturer’s own software update support. Continuing its excellent feature-packed support for a large portfolio of devices, the open source has announced the release of version 18.1, based on Android 11, which officially supports 60 strange devices, including Pixel, OnePlus and Samsung phones and tablets. .

We first heard about the new version of the operating system when we reported that the Galaxy S II may unofficially run Android 11 via LineageOS 18.1. Now the version of LineageOS is official and comes with all the benefits of Android 11 on which it is based. You get everything from new notification channels, bubbles, privacy controls, new emoji, and more.

Interestingly, the updated version of LineageOS also brings to light some native features like dark mode for apps, an updated calendar, SeedVault for backup, and some in-app and music recorder tweaks. The entire changelog has been published. here. You can check before considering a port.

The most notable aspect of the new LineageOS 18.1 update is that it now supports more devices than any of the previous versions of the open source operating system. LineageOS 18.1 is compatible with most Google Pixel phones from Pixel 2 to current Pixel 5, Xiaomi Mi series devices, Samsung smartphone and tablet portfolio, OnePlus phones up to OnePlus 8T and more.

To find out if your phone / tablet is on the LineageOS 18.1 compatible device list, check the first batch of compatible devices on the LineageOS portal. With this new update, you can give your outdated phone a new life with the unique Android 11 treatment.

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