LineageOS 15.1 Feature List Overview with Screenshots and Video

LineageOS is the most popular custom ROM for Android smartphones and tablets. The team behind LineageOS recently announced the latest version of the custom ROM, LineageOS 15.1, based on Android 8.1 Oreo. All of Android Oreo’s features are now available for users running LineageOS, including picture-in-picture mode, Autofill apps, notification channels/snoozing, and native support for theming. In addition, you can enjoy most of the great features that LineageOS is well known for, such as Privacy Guard, Live Display, Button/Gesture customization, and a plethora of great stock apps such as the Eleven Music Player and Snap Camera.

There’s a reason so many people love LineageOS, and it’s not just for all of the features we listed above. It’s because they take device stability seriously, and have gone as far as requiring their members to abide by a strict set of requirements outlined in the Device Support Requirements Charter. If you own a supported device and choose to flash an official build of LineageOS, you can be rest assured that your device will be running stable software that is also kept up to date against serious security vulnerabilities—perhaps well beyond the end of official manufacturer support.

If everything I’ve said sounds appealing so far, you may be interested in installing LineageOS onto your device. The only problem is that many new users don’t exactly know what they’ll be getting out of it. I just went through and gave a few reasons why it’s worth having LineageOS on your device, but some of you may be looking for the full feature list before you commit to installing this ROM on your device. Below, we’ve compiled a list of features in LineageOS as well as screenshots showing off every feature that may be available in your device’s build. At the end, we’ve also got a video running through the feature-set in case you prefer sitting back and watching TK go over LineageOS’ features.

The list below only shows features that are unique to LineageOS when compared to Google’s software as seen on the Nexus/Pixel phones. We omitted features present in the base version of Android 8.1 Oreo as the list would be unnecessarily lengthy. Furthermore, not all of the features listed below or shown in the screenshots/video may be present on your device. The features available are device-dependent, but for the most part this list should capture the available features of a given LineageOS 15.1 build.

LineageOS General Features

Audio/Media

Buttons/Navigation Bar

Calls

Display

Gestures

Performance

Lock Screen/Security

Quick Settings

Status Bar

SystemUI

Miscellaneous

LineageOS Apps

AudioFX

Clock

Dialer

Jelly

Trebuchet

Eleven Music Player

Recorder

Snap Camera


Missing Features?

Currently, there appears to be one feature missing from LineageOS 15.1: Single Hand Mode.  It is a feature that lets you use your phone with one hand, and it is based off of Huawei’s Single Hand Mode feature. We were told that no one on the team has yet tackled porting it over, so we can’t give you any idea on whether or not it will make it over to LOS 15.1

Finally, some of you may be wondering where the CyanogenMod Theme Engine replacement is. There is no theme engine because there doesn’t need to be one. Android 8.0 Oreo natively supports Sony’s Overlay Manager Service, which means that LineageOS doesn’t need to do anything to support custom themes. If you want to install a custom theme, then you can follow our tutorial here.

LineageOS 15.1 Software Feature Overview [Video]

Check out TK’s video on our YouTube channel, which goes over the feature list with a bit more brevity!

 

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If you’re a big fan of all of the work that the team behind LineageOS does, then consider donating to the project.

About author

Mishaal Rahman

I am the former Editor-in-chief of XDA. In addition to breaking news on the Android OS and mobile devices, I used to manage all editorial and reviews content on the Portal.

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