LineageOS 17.1 Comes to Google Pixel 2, 3a and 4 Series


Following the release of Android 11 this year, the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will be nearing end of life. To help phone fans squeeze a few more years out of their device’s life, the team behind LineageOS are adding support for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, with the Pixel 3a and Pixel 4 series not far behind.LineageOS is currently one of the best ways to extend the life of your device far beyond what the manufacturer originally intended. For example, the Google Nexus 6 from 2014, which has only received official updates from Android Oreo, can be upgraded to Android 10 through LineageOS 17.1.

Earlier this month, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL joined the original Pixel series and many Nexus devices with official support from the LineageOS team. At the time, it seemed strange to us that the Pixel 2 series had been ignored.

Tonight, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL were added to the list of supported devices on the official LineageOS website, each listed as supporting LineageOS version 16, based on Android Pie. As yagyaxt1068 noticed on the official LineageOS subreddit, we can also see that the developer who takes responsibility for the Pixel 2 series is preparing to provide devices with support for LineageOS 17.1 based on Android 10.

In the same Reddit post, we learn that another developer has decided to take on LineageOS 17.1 support for the Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 4, and Pixel 4 XL, making LineageOS officially compatible with all. Pixel devices except the Pixel 4a. It’s impossible to speculate on how much extra work these other Pixel devices will need before the official versions can be released.

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