Google Nexus Player and OnePlus 2 receive official LineageOS 15.1 based on Android 8.1 Oreo
Google and OnePlus devices are among the most popular devices on our forums because of the respective companies’ openness to customization. The Google Nexus Player was one of the few popular Android TV devices on the market, and it had a long life. It launched with Android Lollipop and upgrades until Android Oreo. While the OnePlus 2 also launched with Lollipop, support for that device unfortunately ended with Android Marshmallow. Thanks to official LineageOS 15.1, however, both devices now have a fairly stable release of Android 8.1 Oreo.
LineageOS 15.1 was announced last month for only a handful of devices. The custom ROM offers a plethora of features on top of stock AOSP Android, and it even offers an SDK for developers to integrate their apps with LineageOS features. But what people most enjoy about LineageOS is its stability, and initiatives such as the newly introduced Device Support Requirements charter speak to how much the team cares about providing a stable experience for its users.
So with the release of LineageOS 15.1 for the Nexus Player and the OnePlus 2, users looking to keep their devices updated with the latest security patches and Android OS features now have a reliable way to do so. Check out the official support thread of the builds on our forums, or go to the download page if you are interested in flashing the ROM right now.