FOSS Android Distribution LineageOS 18.1 Released

LineageOS, the free and open source Android distribution, has released version 18.1, which is based on Android 11 and adds builds for more than 60 smartphones to its roster.

According to the recent blog post, LineageOS’s volunteer developers “have been working extremely hard since Android 11’s release last August to port our features to this new version of Android.” And, on top of that, they have incorporated new features as well. For example:

  • The Recorder app has been vastly improved.
  • The FOSS Etar app has been forked, improved, and shipped in place of the stagnant and largely unmaintained AOSP calendar.
  • The Calyx institute’s FOSS Seedvault application has been included as a built-in backup solution.

Check out the LineageOS wiki to find ways to contribute and comprehensive build instructions for every officially supported device.