Il team di LineageOS comunica di essere a lavoro sulla versione 15.1 della ROM, basata Android 8.1 Oreo; non mancano poi numerose novità come miglioramenti al sistema operativo, interfaccia e alcune new entry tra i dispositivi supportati. ed ovviamente gli ultimi device supportati dal team.

Per quanto riguarda LineageOS 14.1 e 13.0, il team ha apportato alcune migliorie. e novità. Segnaliamo dunque un nuovo registratore audio e video, una rinnovata LiveDisplay, miglioramenti relativi alle funzionalità del chip NFC e – ma non meno importante – patch di sicurezza Google aggiornate a novembre con fix per vulnerabilità KRACK.

Causa rilascio Android 8.1 Oreo, il team ha deciso di lavorare direttamente su LineageOS 15.1, dunque niente 15.0.

Changelog completo:

  • Recorder app has gotten a major redesign, it’s now better thanks to the feedback provided in the Summer Survey.
  • If you are interested in reading more about the design changes, our very own jrizzoli wrote a Medium post on the thought process
  • A LiveDisplay tile has been added
  • KRACK Wi-Fi vulnerability has been fixed in both LineageOS 14.1 and 13.0
  • October security patches have been merged for both LineageOS 14.1 and 13.0
  • November security patches have been merged for LineageOS 14.1 and 13.0
  • Bypassing the lockscreen by switching to a lockscreen-less profile from quick settings has been blocked (BUGBASH-1095)
  • The updater, among other minor improvements, now supports device unifications: when a device gets build merged with another one, the user will directly receive updates without requiring the user to manually flash the new build.
  • Added support for extended length NFC (needs to be enabled per-device, if supported)
  • Two new touchscreen gesture options have been added for lowering and raising the media volume
  • Battery icon has been improved; the percentage will be shown in battery saver mode when the “show percentage” option is set. The exclamation mark in the battery has also been given more contrast so it’s easier on the eyes
  • The Calendar app now shows week start and end in the title when in week view, instead of showing the month and year
  • Gallery has received some stability improvements
  • Making emergency calls without a sim card is now possible, in regions that allow it
  • Issues with the “Install” button being greyed out when installing APKs should now be fixed (REGRESSION-1262)

I seguenti smartphone ricevono il supporto ufficiale della ROM, e sicuramente Android 8.1 Oreo:

  • BQ Aquaris X5 Plus
  • BQ Aquaris U Plus
  • Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
  • Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet LTE
  • Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet WiFi
  • LG K10
  • Fairphone 2

Perdono il supporto di LineageOS 14.1:

  • LG G3 (Verizon)
  • Ark Benefit A3 d
  • Wingtech Redmi 2
  • Motorola Moto Z Play
  • Lenovo Vibe K5 / K5 Plus
  • LG G4 – h815, h811
  • HTC One M9
  • Samsung Galaxy S III i9305 (LTE / International)