Earlier this month, there is a new changelog post from the official LineageOS team. The previous update focused on Jelly, while the new update shows that a lot of works have gone into browser. For those who don’t know, Jelly is a web browser integrated into the LineageOS ROM that has just released in May of this year. After a couple of weeks later, Jelly became the default web browser for every LineageOS ROM out of the box.
Over the past few weeks, the team has continued working on Jelly browser as they added a search on page feature, kept form data out of being saved when in incognito mode, and customize media to play in full screen mode. The browser was also added Yandex as a search engine option, as well as set Google as the default search engine, home page but you can also change it in Settings.
LineageOS has now get more secure with security patch update of July rolled out for 14.1 and 13.0 build while the August patch has only been brought into LineageOS 14.1. There’s also some improvements available for the dialer as it has sensitive numbers for various countries. For example, countries coming with multiple MCCs will be supported properly. The team has added multiple 116 numbers in various European countries, the sensitive numbers for Greece.
Other minor changes include the ability to hide the date in the LockClock widget, updating the Chromium Webview to version 60 and fixing a number of deadlocks,freezes or crashes in AppOps. Before you download an update using mobile data, the OTA updater will warn you. They have also added the Nougat’s panic detection mode, and fixed some issues relating to granting external storage permissions for apps such as Eleven, Snap and Gallery.
The build has also been updated with the following changes. .
Added 14.1 devices
- Motorola Moto G4 – athene
- LG G2 (AT&T) – d800
- LG G2 (T-Mobile) – d801
- LG G2 (International) – d802
- LG G2 (Canadian) – d803