The LineageOS team, one of the most popular unofficial firmware for Android smartphones, has announced the release of Lineage 18.1 based on the Android 11 operating system.

An alternative Android 11 is available for 60 smartphone models, including Xiaomi and Poco.  LineageOS 18.1 released

As noted by the developers, the version was named Lineage 18.1, and not Lineage 18.0, as many expected, since since the release of Android 11 in September, Google has continued to make changes and additions, including significant security updates, which is reflected in the fresh release of Lineage.

LineageOS 18.1 has ported all the major innovations of Android 11, including updated bubble alerts, new media controls, privacy and security improvements, a new emoji pack, and more. In addition, there are innovations specific to LineageOS, such as improvements in the voice recorder and music application, a new calendar, an open source backup solution SeedValut, and a dark theme for all LineageOS applications.

In addition, the Android security patch has improved from the April 2020 version to the March 2021 version. Unlike LineageOS 17.1 based on Android 10, which was supported by not so many devices, the list of supported smartphones in LineageOS 18.1 is impressive – it has about 60 models from various manufacturers, from Google to OnePlus, Nokia, Samsung, Sony, Xiaomi and Poco.

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