LineageOS is the new Cyanogenmod
More security, the optimized gesture controls, a better video playback: the Android based mobile operating system CyanogenMod offered numerous changes and tweaks compared to the original version. Around 50 million fans worldwide used CyanogenMod; Smartphone manufacturers like OnePlus and Wileyfox even offered their models with this operating system. However, after many quarrels, the company Cyanogen announced in December 2016 to take all versions of the operating system off the market at the end of the year and to discontinue the work on CyanogenMod. At the same time, the company provided the source code of the operating system as open source for all. Fortunately for all CyanogenMod fans: As soon as possible, LineageOS was created by a new developer team, which takes the Android derivative under a new name. And this is exactly the first version.
So far, Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X, the Xiaomi Redmi 1S, Moto G4 and the Moto G4 Plus are among the devices that supports this operating system. In the future, the list of smartphones supported by LineageOS will increase to more than 80. The developers will announce what these will be in the near future. On the other hand, it is already certain that there will be a new version of the operating system every week. Regarding the functions, the responsible persons call a particularly unusual details: LineageOS does not provide root access ex factory. If a user does not want to do without the extended access rights, he has to install an additional app.
If you want to switch from CyanogenMod to LineageOS, the developers recommend a complete new installation for a smooth operation. If this is too cumbersome, you will soon be able to access an experimental LineageOS version, which can be installed directly on CyanogenMod, thus accepting all settings and apps.