ZTE Axon 7, LG G2, Redmi 3S/3X and Redmi 4X get official LineageOS 15.1
The ZTE Axon 7 and the LG G2, in particular, are two old devices now, releasing in 2016 and 2013 respectively. Even still, old age has never been a deterrent to some of the most talented developers on our forums, and it’s no different even now. You can now get an official build of LineageOS 15.1 for both the ZTE Axon 7 and all variants of the LG G2. That’s not all though, as both the lower-end Xiaomi Redmi 3S/3X and the Xiaomi Redmi 4X are also getting an official build of LineageOS 15.1 as well.
Official builds of LineageOS are more notable as they adhere to a particular quality level that may not necessarily be found in an unofficial build. LineageOS 15.1 includes all of the latest Android Oreo features, along with its own set of features as well. You get features such as picture-in-picture mode, notification channels, background app optimizations, notification snoozing, along with all of the LineageOS 15.1-specific features on top of that. That includes Privacy Guard, Live Display and a load of great stock applications too.
With a lighter system footprint than ZTE, Xiaomi, and LG’s stock ROM as well, you’ll likely get much better performance. Either way, it’s currently the only way to get Android Oreo on the LG G2, Xiaomi Redmi 3S/3X, or Xiaomi Redmi 4X. The ZTE Axon 7 has a leaked Android Oreo beta you can install that came out when the company was feared to effectively shut down. If an open, stable system with some extra features is what you want, then you definitely can’t go wrong with LineageOS 15.1.