LineageOS Gains Popularity Among OnePlus One Owners


LineageOS is gaining a lot of popularity among OnePlus One owners, latest data shows. After Cyanogen Inc announced the end of CyanogenMod in December, CyanogenMod branched out to become LineageOS and continue evolving as an open-source Android-based custom ROM. Earlier this month the first LineageOS custom ROMs started becoming available for a number of Android devices, and developers have recently shared a list detailing usage statistics. According to the data, LineageOS is extremely popular among OnePlus One owners, and the largest number of downloads has been attributed to India.

One of the reasons why Google's Nexus smartphones have been held in high regard by Android users was the fact that they were very easy to modify with custom ROMs. However, now that Google has discontinued the Nexus series in favor of the Google Pixel lineup, custom ROM enthusiasts will eventually have to find another smartphone to fill Nexus' shoes. Luckily, with the release of LineageOS, we can now get a glimpse at what smartphones have remained the most popular among custom ROM enthusiasts, and the most popular device appears to be the OnePlus One. According to the data shared by LineageOS, a total of 14,061 OnePlus One devices codenamed "bacon" have enjoyed the LineageOS experience so far. The second most popular smartphone is the Xiaomi Mi 5 codenamed "gemini," followed by the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, also known as "kenzo." With that being said, one could argue that the reason why the OnePlus One seems to be the device of choice for a large part of LineageOS users is because the smartphone is no longer officially supported and runs Android Marshmallow as opposed to the latest version of Google's operating system. On the other hand, it's also worth noting that the OnePlus 3 is the fourth most popular device among LineageOS users despite receiving the official Android 7.0 Nougat update earlier this year. This could indicate that OnePlus may become the brand of choice for custom ROM enthusiasts following the retirement of the Nexus series.

Furthermore, the latest data shows that LineageOS is enjoying a significant following in India where it has been downloaded more than 9,000 times. China is second with 8,694 downloads, and the third spot is occupied by the United States with 6,807 downloads to date. LineageOS has registered a total of 130,488 active installs at the time of this writing, and that number continues to grow steadily. Feel free to follow the source link for a complete list of smartphones and regions beyond the top 15 listed below.


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