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LineageOS brings major changes since July; Email app enhancement, call recording and more

It has merged security patches from August and September.

  • Published: September 20, 2018 1:27 PM IST
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Lineage on Monday posted ‘Changelog 20’ with a bunch of major changes, new features and fixes in version 15.1 that the company has worked upon since July 19. The update has merged Android security patches from August and September. Users will now able to customize the device hostname in developer options, and it has added Call recording feature, although that will not be available to all the devices and countries. Data usage in the quick settings panel now shows the correct amount of used data.

Additionally, LineageOS email app has received several improvements. It now supports more attachment extensions, per-folder notifications, auto-sync for multiple IMAP folders, clickable links and phone numbers in emails. You can checkout the full Changelog below:

Major changes since July 19th

-Email app has received several improvements including, but not limited to:
    -Support for more types of attachment
    -Per-folder notifications
    -Auto-sync for multiple IMAP folders
    -Clickable links and phone numbers in emails

-Dialer has got a lot of new features:
     -Call recording
This feature is not available for all countries / devices. Remember that you are responsible for complying with any laws, regulations and rules that apply to the use of this functionality and any recordings it produces
     -Call statistics

-Clock position can be customized (again)
-Devices with a notch do not support putting the clock in the center, but you can still put it on the left or right
-Updater now supports running A/B updates in the foreground, prioritizing them
-The “System profiles” tile is back
-Jelly can now optionally block all clear-text traffic, ensuring that all websites you visit are using a secure protocol
-Vendor security patch level is now shown in “Device info”
-It is now possible to customize the device hostname in developer options
-Data usage in the quick settings panel now shows the correct amount of used data
-.opus files are now supported in media players
-It is now possible to compile LineageOS 15.1 using the Windows Subsystem for Linux
-Keep in mind this is still experimental. You can find more details on our wiki
-September security patches have been merged (15.1)
-August security patches have been merged (15.1, 14.1)

Lineage has also noted that the next iteration of LineageOS (LineageOS 16.0) is already in works. According to team, there is no time-frame for release as yet but transition from LineageOS 15.1 to LineageOS 16.0 will be smoothest till date. The second Summer Survey feedback has also been looked at, notes company.

  • Published Date: September 20, 2018 1:27 PM IST