Lineage OS was announced a few hours after the announcement of Cyanogen Inc shutting shop. It will be run by people who have previously worked with Cyanogen Inc on the development of the CyanogenMod. In other words, LineageOS carries forward the legacy of what the Cyanogen Project was all about.
Lineage OS: Everything About LineageOS
Late in the evening of 24th of December, 2016 Cyanogen Inc. made an announcement that stunned tens of thousands of their followers. The name behind the popular Android mod of CyanogenMod bid a tearful goodbye to the users. For hours after this, there was chaos among the users who were confused on where the future now lies. While the feeling was that the legacy of CyanogenMod would be carried forward by the community of modders, the fears were that this was rather unorganized. Then came Lineage OS.
The Android OS is very flexible and has a lot of room for modifications. Custom ROMs are empowering, and allow the users to take better control of their own smartphones. It was with this vision in mind that the CyanogenMod was formed. Lineage OS, which takes the carries forward the legacy of Cyanogen, is all set to help give a more structured approach to community-driven custom ROMs and Mods for the Android OS.
CyanogenMod 14.1 was the last official mod released by the team at Cyanogen. The company was all set to “take Android away from Google”, but ended up shutting down soon. However, Lineage OS is all set to ensure that the hard work put behind the Cyanogen project does not end.
The news around the formation of the LineageOS was heard for quite a while, but it was all rather speculation based till it finally came into existence. Lineage OS was formerly codenamed LAOS (Lineage Android OS). Stay tuned with us, and follow this section for all the regular updates and news stories on the Lineage OS. You will also find latest Lineage OS updates for your devices under this section.