Open source LineageOS Android derivative extends life of older tablets and devices #OpenSource #LineageOS @LineageAndroid


LineageOS, a free and open-source Android distribution, is available for many devices, with more being continuously added thanks to a big, growing Android open-source community.


  • Customization
  • Privacy including monthly security updates
  • Longevity, LineageOS extends the functionality and lifespan of mobile devices from more than 20 different manufacturers thanks to our open-source community of contributors from all around the world.
  • Open-source app availability
  • Unix command-line utilities

If, like me, you have a good device like the Google Nexus 7 (2013), Samsung, Sony, or an nVidia Shield, consider installing LineageOS to get it snappy again.

See the LineageOS website for more.

Thanks to twitter Amiga1200Gamer for a post on this.

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  1. I am very surprised this was missed, as LineageOS is “simply” the forked continuation of Cyanogen.

    I have been installing Lineage on unlocked (not necessarily older) devices for slightly less than two years now.

  2. Definitely not just for older devices. Its not that lineage is super optimized for low end hardware, but rather that the sheer amount of crap OEMS put on phones can be a heavy anchor. They’re essentially loaded up with spyware before you open the box. Beyond that, many of the phone manufacturers pile on a bunch of their own little "features" that are just unnecessary. A $500 Chinese flagship can have better specs than a pixel 3 with the same stock android experience.

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