LineageOS has 1.7 million active users, the company stats. The OnePlus One is the most popular model, followed by the Samsung Galaxy S3 from 2012. There are about 9,000 active users in the Netherlands.
It’s a widespread criticism amongst owners of Android smartphones, the update policy. Or rather, the lack of updates. Many manufacturers often only support their devices for 2 or maximum 3 years, whereas iPhones are often actively supported for up to 4 years. On top of this disadvantage for Android owners is that their devices often fall behind in the area of much needed (security) updates. For example, it often happens that devices receive only a few updates per year. Especially in the lower and middle-class segment, these are not unusual practices. Therefore, owners of such devices are looking for a solution, which they seem to have found largely in LineageOS.
Currently, more than 180 devices run LineageOS from 23 manufacturers around the world and ‘OnePlus One is the most popular device one of them. LineageOS stems from CyanogenMod, which ran on the OnePlus One. The main purpose of the operating system is to provide devices that are no longer officially supported by the manufacturer with much-needed security updates. Last week, the operating system celebrated its first anniversary and thus decided to throw some statistics into the world. One year after incorporation 1.7 million people use the software actively, so we can read. The most popular device is the OnePlus One, from 2014. Then the Samsung Galaxy S3 from 2012. Then follow the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, Motorola Moto G from 2015 and Samsung Galaxy S5. LineageOS is compatible with about 180 phones. According to statistics, there are about 9,000 active users in the Netherlands. LineageOS is the most popular in India, China, Brazil, Russia, and Germany. Note, these are absolute figures and no relative proportions.