Lineage OS (pronounced /ˈlinēij/) is an enhanced open source firmware distribution for smartphones and tablet computers based on the Android mobile operating system. It offers features and options not found in the official firmware distributed by vendors of these devices.
As we all know about the king of custom rom i.e Cyanogenmod roms but sadly the service of Cyanogenmod rom is now shut down.Now that the Cyanogenmod is over that means no more nightly for CM 14, CM13, CM12 etc.
So, yes, this is us. LineageOS will be a continuation of what CyanogenMod was. To quote Andy Rubin, this is the definition of open. A company pulling their support out of an open source project does not mean it has to die.
Lineage OS Release Date
As of now, the development of Lineage OS has just begun. A website for the OS has been launched, new social media accounts have gone live and faith in humanity has been restored. There’s no word on when we can see the first version of the new OS, ready for testing and use.
However, the new team at Lineage OS have given an official word to announce more about the new OS on 27th December. We’ll be sure to update this page with all the necessary information that Lineage team shares on the given date.
The CM team realized that a lot of users still relied on CM to get the latest Android update and so have formed the new OS.
“Embracing that spirit, we the community of developers, designers, device maintainers and translators have taken the steps necessary to produce a fork of the CyanogenMod source code and pending patches. This is more than just a ‘rebrand’. This fork will return to the grassroots community effort that used to define CyanogenMod while maintaining the professional quality and reliability you have come to expect more recently.”
Update Time Line of Lineage OS
27 December 2016
Lineage OS Gerrit is Online : Here
Gerrit lives! We'll be monitoring it tonight/tomorrow to make sure things are stable. May be a few brief outages through the next few days.