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LineageOS June update brings security improvements and exciting features

13 June 2017 2

LineageOS is the successor to the much popular and widely used custom ROM named as CynogenMod, that got operational last year, is known to provide amazing features ahead of what the actual Android OS offers in its latest form.

In the recent updates, the custom OS brings new features to reach far inside the settings with simple toggles that does the job with a simple swipe and a click in the toggle menu. Users can now choose to make apps locked so that they don’t get cleared from the recent apps section after clicking ‘clear all apps’ option.

Though the user could manually swipe away the app to call it off from the RAM. Another feature brings a toggle to choose between the presence of album art on the lock screen or not. Likewise, the update also brings the ability to double-tap the screen to make it sleep and this works on the lock screens.


Apart from these, the update brings improvement to System WebView which has been updated to Chromium 59, bringing improvements in Image Capture API, capturing higher resolution images than the earlier version. Likewise, features like zoom, ISO adjustments, being able to control brightness, white balance, contrast and much importantly the support of animated PNG, which is here to replace GIF format. The update also is merged with the security patch that was due for the month, that improving overall stability and security.

The update also brings support for many other devices like Nexus 9, Xiaomi Mi 4c, Mi 5s, Xiaomi Mi MIX, Motorola Droid Bionic, Motorola Droid 4 and Motorola Droid RAZR/RAZR MAXX.

Likewise, a build guide has been made available for the developers so that they could build upon it and customize the OS for other devices too, which are no longer maintained by the OS team.

What do you think of these features? Do let us know in the comment section below.

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LineageOS June update brings security improvements and exciting features
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BobAckerley
BobAckerley

The fun fact about LineageOS is that there are a lot of cool features you can try out even before they hit Android. So, it's always nice to have LineageOS early on.

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