The developers note that the version was named Lineage 18.1, and not Lineage 18.0, as many expected, as in September Google continued to make changes and additions to Android 11 after the release, including significant security updates, which was reflected in the fresh Lineage release.
LineageOS 18.1 has ported all the major innovations of Android 11, including updated bubble alerts, new media content controls, privacy and security improvements, a new emoji pack, and more.
In addition, there are innovations specific to LineageOS, such as improvements in the voice recorder and music application, a new calendar, an open-source backup solution SeedValut, and a dark theme for all LineageOS applications.
In addition, the Android security system has improved from the April 2020 version to the March 2021 version. Unlike LineageOS 17.1 based on Android 10, which was supported by not so many devices, the list of supported smartphones in LineageOS 18.1 is impressive – it has about 60 models from various manufacturers, from Google to OnePlus, Nokia, Samsung, Sony, Xiaomi, and Poco.