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LineageOS 14.1 now available for Nexus and Moto handsets

Nextbit Robin Android smartphone gets its own LineageOS 14.1 build
Nextbit Robin
Although the first official build is not ready yet, the Android 7.1 Nougat-based LineageOS 14.1 is now available in a nightly/experimental stage for a few devices, including the Nexus 6P and 5X, Moto G4 and G4 Plus, Nextbit Robin, and Xiaomi Redmi 1.

Last week, we heard that LineageOS would be a worthy successor for the defunct CyanogenMod, offering support for an impressive number of handsets. Now, the first early builds for a few devices have just become available, but those waiting for the first official release will probably have to live with these nightly builds for a while.

Just before Cyanogen Inc. went out of business, we heard that the team has decided to skip Android 7.0 Nougat and that work on the Android 7.1-based CyanogenMod 14.1 had already begun. Now, the same team continues with the same version number, only that they are using the LineageOS name.

LineageOS 14.1 is now available for only six handsets, but more are expected to be added soon. The ones supported at this time are Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nextbit Robin, Xiaomi Redmi 1, Moto G4, and Moto G4 Plus. The download portal has no links yet, but the numbers in the statistics page continue to grow. There are over 84,000 active installs at this moment, with China and India leading the pack with 5,895 and 5,393 users, both well ahead of Russia's 4,282.

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-01-23 (Update: 2017-01-23)
Codrut Nistor
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