LineageOS, the reborn CyanogenOS, has released its first set of experimental Android ROMs for download. There is a very limited list of supported devices right now, including the Nexus 6P, Samsung Galaxy S III, and Xiaomi Mi 5.
This new release doesn’t actually add anything to the last ROM from Cyanogen in terms of functions. It’s more of an update with the new logo and name to signify the return of the open source project.
CyanogenOS went down with CyanogenMod last month, after the company announced that it would be shutting its doors after struggling with finances. This is a far cry from the company that once announced that it would be taking Android away from Google and had brought on investors like Microsoft to do so.
It’ll be some time before LineageOS gets up to full speed. The team is still figuring out how to support nightly releases once again, without the infrastructure it once had. Getting something out this soon after the change does show that the group has a plan. Which is great for those who happen to prefer the old CyanogenOS on their phones.