[Update: LeEco Le Max 2] Google Pixel C and Nexus 6 get LineageOS 15.1 while Samsung Galaxy A5/A7 2017 get LineageOS 14.1
Thanks to the ultra-popular LineageOS ROM, a few devices are getting a taste of Android Oreo and Android Nougat. The last time we talked about the Pixel C was when unofficial LineageOS 15 Beta was available. This was just after it had received its last official Android update. The Nexus 6 is even older and was left behind at Android Nougat. The Samsung Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A5 were launched in early 2017 with Android Marshmallow. New LineageOS builds are here to update these devices.
LineageOS 15.1 will soon be available for the Google Pixel C and Nexus 6. This build is based on AOSP Android 8.1 Oreo. The devices get a plethora of new features along with the stability that makes Lineage such a popular ROM. Since Google has stopped officially updating these devices, you can switch to Lineage to stay up to date.
The Samsung Galaxy A5 and A7 (2017) have received fairly steady security patch updates, but they’re still stuck on Nougat 7.0. LineageOS 14.1 is based on AOSP Android 7.1 Nougat and it will be available for both devices. These phones have received fairly consistent security patches, but Lineage offers a cleaner version of Android and continued updates. This also means it’s likely these devices will get LineageOS 15.1 (Android Oreo).
The builds aren’t available yet, but they will be at the links below when they arrive. Keep in mind that these are official builds. There are still issues with the unofficial LineageOS 15.1 ROMs for the A5 and A7, so you’ll want to stick with 14.1 for now. Lineage is a stable ROM with AOSP features. Check it out if you’re interested in extending the life of your aging device.
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