Xiaomi Mi 6 and Motorola Moto Z receive official LineageOS 15.1
LineageOS 15.1, the popular Android 8.1 Oreo-based custom ROM, was released in late February for a handful of devices. The official roster has since expanded to include devices like the Google Nexus Player, OnePlus 2, Google Nexus 6, and Exynos Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ among others. Starting today, official 15.1 builds for the Xiaomi Mi 6 and Motorola Moto Z are available.
The Motorola Moto Z was released in mid-2016 with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 system-on-chip and Android Marshmallow, but it has received official updates to Android Nougat and Android Oreo. The Xiaomi Mi 6 was released in mid-2017 with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 system-on-chip and Android Nougat, but it too has received an official update to Android Oreo. Thus, both devices are capable of running Oreo, but for those of you who want an alternative to the OEM experience can now choose to flash official LineageOS 15.1 if you want.
For those of you who are wondering what features are available on the Android 8.1 Oreo-based release of LineageOS, check out our previous article that covers most of the features present in the release. If you want to download the release, then you can do so at the following links to the LineageOS website for each device:
Furthermore, we recommend you check out the official XDA forum for each device. Here, you can discuss the latest release as well as any tips, tricks, or other modifications for the devices.
There are certainly other Android 8.1 Oreo custom ROMs for each device, but LineageOS is one of the ROMs that many people opt to wait for because of its strict requirements for inclusion on the official build roster. The ROM team members try to avoid releasing buggy builds such as the recent port of Android P to the Moto Z, but it’s up to you what bugs you are or aren’t able to deal with. For those of you who want a stable, fairly bug-free experience, then you may want to give the official LineageOS 15.1 builds a shot.
In other news, the Google Nexus 4 (mako) and Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 (chiron) were also added to the official build roster, but those builds will be made available next week. Once they go live, we’ll let you know.