AndroidX' Libraries to be Open Source Now

The library is used when using ew features on older versions of OS
25 July 2018   1218

Google has opened access for everyone to the redesigned AndroidX library. Library is necessary when using new features on older versions of the operating system. This will help attract third-party developers and update the project more often. This is reported by 9to5 Google.

We are thrilled to announce that AndroidX development is moving to AOSP. This means that we will now be doing the majority of our work in public using the public AOSP Gerrit review tool and landing changes to a public git repository. We hope you love this update as much as we do. A blog post with more details is coming in a few days, but we wanted to share it with you all early. 
 

Google Team

Each package in AndroidX is updated separately. And in the Support Library, updating sometimes affects the entire library, because it contains invalid digital version signatures.

Changes made by Google are not just about libraries. Earlier, in March 2018, the company released an integrated development environment for Android Studio 3.1.

LineageOS Team to Report on Project Updates

Since March, the number of assemblies provided by the project replaced CyanogenMode has increased to 36 devices
03 July 2019   380

The developers of the LineageOS project, which replaced CyanogenMod after abandoning the project of Cyanogen Inc, published a report on the development of the LineageOS 16 branch based on the Android 9 platform. Since March, the number of assemblies provided by the project has increased to 36 devices. Recent changes are noted:

  • AOSP’s Night Display now controls night mode (on recent devices only, such as those with a Snapgragon 820 or more recent)
  • LiveDisplay remains available for all its other features
  • The volume panel can now be expanded to control all the various volume streams
  • The volume panel can now be optionally relocated to the left
  • Expanded quick settings are back
  • Detailed views for the following tiles are available: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Mobile Data, Location, Profiles
  • New default wallpaper and a new wallpapers app with many new, and old, wallpapers
  • Other than the usual nature, urban and abstract themed wallpapers, monochromatic and gradients wallpapers are now available
  • Privacy Guard now supports apps in the Work Profile
  • It’s possible to add up to two LockScreen shortcuts again
  • Circle battery is back after being missing since LineageOS 13.0
  • Notification ringtone level can be unlinked from phone calls ringtone level
  • GPS battery saving mode can now be enabled from the Settings
  • Vim has been updated to version 8.1
  • Nano has been updated to version 4.2
  • Fixed issue were using certain private DNS caused devices to crash thanks to backported fix from Q
  • Support for bluetooth SBC DualChannel HD has been added (both 15.1 and 16.0)
  • Performance improvements for Eleven (music player app) (both 15.1 and 16.0)
  • Updated call recording configurations (both 15.1 and 16.0)

Additionally, developers mark the termination of the formation of assemblies LineageOS 15.1 for Google Nexus 4, Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1, Nvidia Shield Tablet, Samsung Galaxy S9, Samsung Galaxy S9 + and ZTE Axon 7.

Get more info at official website.