Although it’s not a major overhaul of the system, Android 7.1 code-named “Nougat” is a decent update to the Android system, adding some nice new features such as the – app shortcuts and image keyboard support – to the table. (see: Android 7.1 What’s New)
Despite still being under development, tentatively scheduled to be released later this year / beginning of next year, CyanogenMod (CM) has already taken upon it to release early nightly builds to a select of devices.
If you own either one of the following devices and you’re looking to get the latest CM version possible, then you’re in luck. These devices are going to be included in the first round of CM14.1 release that starts today:
- Nexus 6P
- Nexus 5X
- Xiaomi Mi3w/Mi4
- LG G3
- Moto G variants (falcon / peregrine / thea / titan)
- LG G4
- Samsung Galaxy S5
- OnePlus 3
- Zenphone 2
Notwithstanding the CM14.1 ROMs are an official release by CM developers, they do however still lack a number of features that may be essential to a complete user experience, themes for instance, is one of those features.
Therefore, if you have any bugs you want to report, feel free to do so as long as they don’t consist of missing features, since these are still work in progress, says CM.
Of course, with time, more devices will be added to the list of supported ones, so if you don’t see your device listed at the moment, be patient.