Device Roadmap : Pie , Q and Beyond : The plan

As you may be aware we have been working on coming up with a plan on finalizing the list of officially supported devices.

This list of devices includes :

  • New devices to be add to the list of Supported devices
  • Existing and new devices to be upgraded to Q
  • Devices to be dropped from the official supported list

We will be updating the device lists in case any device has been missed out in each category

Sharing the details of the devices here

New devices being added.

Please note the Devicetype .There are tablets in the list!!

Total : 25

Vendor Model Codename DeviceType
Asus Zenfone 3 zenfone3 Smartphone
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 X00TD Smartphone
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 X01BD Smartphone
BQ Aquaris X2 zangya Smartphone
BQ Aquaris X2 Pro zangyapro Smartphone
Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Plus YTX703L Tablet
Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Plus Wi-Fi YTX703F Tablet
Nextbit Robin ether Smartphone
OPPO F1 (International) f1f Smartphone
OPPO Find 7a/s find7 Smartphone
OPPO R5/R5s r5 Smartphone
OPPO R7 Plus r7plus Smartphone
OPPO R7s (International) r7sf Smartphone
Realme 2 Pro RMX1801 Smartphone
Realme 3 Pro RMX1851 Smartphone
Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus kccat6 Smartphone
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 Wi-Fi (2016) gts28vewifi Tablet
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 Wi-Fi (2016) gts210vewifi Tablet
Samsung Galaxy S5 Active klteactivexx Smartphone
Samsung Galaxy S III Neo (Dual SIM) s3ve3gds Smartphone
Samsung Galaxy S III Neo (Samsung Camera) s3ve3gjv Smartphone
Samsung S III Neo (Sony Camera) s3ve3gxx Smartphone
Sony Xperia Z3 z3 Smartphone
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact z3c Smartphone
ZUK Z1 ham Smartphone

Devices new and existing being upgraded to Pie or Q - once we have the /e/ Q code ready

  • Devices will be upgraded starting from Q3 2020 and released in batches

Please note the Devicetype. There are tablets in the list!!

Total : 88

Vendor Model Codename DeviceType
Asus Zenfone 6 (ZS630KL) I01WD Smartphone
BQ Aquaris X bardock Smartphone
BQ Aquaris X Pro bardockpro Smartphone
Essential ‘Essential PH-1’ mata Smartphone
Fairphone FP2 FP2 Smartphone
Fairphone FP3 FP3 Smartphone
Google Nexus 6 shamu Smartphone
Google Pixel sailfish Smartphone
Google Pixel XL marlin Smartphone
HTC One (M8) m8 Smartphone
HTC One (M8) Dual SIM m8d Smartphone
Huawei Honor 5X kiwi Smartphone
LeEco Le 2 s2 Smartphone
LeEco Le Max2 x2 Smartphone
LeEco Le Pro3 / Le Pro3 Elite zl1 Smartphone
Lenovo P2 kuntao Smartphone
LG G2 (International) d802 Smartphone
LG G3 (International) d855 Smartphone
LG G5 (International) h850 Smartphone
LG V20 (Global) h990 Smartphone
Motorola Moto G 2015 osprey Smartphone
Motorola Moto G4 Play harpia Smartphone
Motorola Moto X Play lux Smartphone
Motorola Moto Z Play addison Smartphone
Motorola E 2015 LTE surnia Smartphone
Motorola Moto G3 Turbo merlin Smartphone
Motorola Moto G6 Plus evert Smartphone
Motorola Moto G7 river Smartphone
Motorola Moto G7 Plus lake Smartphone
Motorola Moto One Power chef Smartphone
Motorola Moto X 2014 victara Smartphone
Motorola Moto X4 payton Smartphone
Motorola Moto Z griffin Smartphone
Motorola Moto Z2 Force nash Smartphone
Nubia Z17 nx563j Smartphone
OnePlus ‘2’ oneplus2 Smartphone
OnePlus ‘3 / 3T’ oneplus3 Smartphone
OnePlus ‘5’ cheeseburger Smartphone
OnePlus ‘5T’ dumpling Smartphone
OnePlus One bacon Smartphone
OnePlus ‘6’ enchilada Smartphone
OnePlus ‘6T’ fajita Smartphone
OnePlus ‘7 Pro’ guacamole Smartphone
OnePlus OnePlus 7 guacamoleb Smartphone
Razer Phone cheryl Smartphone
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016 Exynos) a3xeltexx Smartphone
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) a5xelte Smartphone
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) a5y17lte Smartphone
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) a7y17lte Smartphone
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 LTE hlte Smartphone
Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE Intl klte Smartphone
Samsung Galaxy S8 dreamlte Smartphone
Samsung Galaxy S4 jfltexx Smartphone
Samsung Galaxy S9+ star2lte Smartphone
Samsung Galaxy S9 starlte Smartphone
Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo s5neolte Smartphone
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e (Wi-Fi) gts4lvwifi Tablet
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active jactivelte Smartphone
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 crownlte Smartphone
Sony Xperia XA2 pioneer Smartphone
Sony Xperia 10 kirin Smartphone
Sony Xperia 10 Plus mermaid Smartphone
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus voyager Smartphone
Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra discovery Smartphone
Wileyfox Swift crackling Smartphone
Wingtech Redmi 2 wt88047 Smartphone
Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus natrium Smartphone
Xiaomi ‘Mi 6’ sagit Smartphone
Xiaomi Mi 8 dipper Smartphone
Xiaomi ‘Mi MIX 2’ chiron Smartphone
Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S polaris Smartphone
Xiaomi ‘Mi Note 3’ jason Smartphone
Xiaomi Poco F1 beryllium Smartphone
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro whyred Smartphone
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 lavender Smartphone
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro twolip Smartphone
Xiaomi Redmi 7 onclite Smartphone
Xiaomi Mi 6X wayne Smartphone
Xiaomi MiA1 tissot Smartphone
Xiaomi Mi A2 jasmine_sprout Smartphone
Xiaomi Mi MIX lithium Smartphone
Xiaomi Mi Note 2 scorpio Smartphone
Xiaomi Mi 5 gemini Smartphone
Xiaomi Mi 5s capricorn Smartphone
Xiaomi Redmi 3S/3X land Smartphone
Xiaomi Redmi 4(X) santoni Smartphone
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro violet Smartphone
Yandex Phone Amber Smartphone
ZUK Z2 Plus z2_plus Smartphone

Devices with end of official /e/ support

This list comprises devices which will no longer be supported officially by /e/.
The reason behind dropping these devices are :

  • Severity of bugs in Gitlab
  • Builds are not stable
  • Very few user downloads

Please note while these devices will no longer be officially supported by Q4 2020

  • The device source code as well as the latest working
    build will remain available on /e/ servers. Users with ROM building skills can also build unofficial ROM’s for these devices.
  • If at a later stage we find the /e/ Q builds working on these devices we may add them back to the officially supported list.

Total: 24

Vendor Model Codename
Google Pixel XL 2 taimen
HTC ‘10’ pme
HTC One A9 (International GSM) hiaeuhl
Motorola Moto E condor
Motorola Moto G 2014 titan
Motorola Moto G4 athene
Motorola Moto G 4G peregrine
Motorola Moto G falcon
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (3G) n7100
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (LTE) t0lte
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (International 3G) ha3g
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (Exynos LTE) treltexx
Samsung Galaxy S III (International) i9300
Samsung Galaxy S III (LTE / International) i9305
Samsung Galaxy J7 (Exynos) j7eltexx
Samsung Galaxy J5N LTE j5nlte
Samsung Galaxy J5 LTE j5lte
Samsung Galaxy J5 LTE j5ltechn
Samsung Galaxy J5 3G j53gxx
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) a7y17lte
Sony Xperia Z5 sumire
Xiaomi Mi 3 / Mi 4 cancro
Xiaomi Mi Note 3 Jason
YU Yunique jalebi

Test Builds We will be sharing test builds of the devices that are to be upgraded and new ones to be added. To download the test builds pl go to the next post in this series

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Thx for sharing. But I miss the GSI in that list / plan. As I have written in a different post, GSI is getting more and more important. And if eOS will have a working GSI Q it will save e development a lot development time, because one GSI fit’s for a lot of devices. That also means less storage space, less CPU time for building. Ans this all together means: saving a lot of money!!!

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This list is only about device builds. It is only the first in a series of posts sharing more details around builds.
GSI is a totally different subject. Besides I was checking with our GSI expert and he mentioned it is not a ‘one-size fits all’ situation as I was hoping. It is more like if Samsung then do this and if LG do something different.
We will share a plan for GSI builds later. BTW we were checking if it is possible to update GSI’s OTA.

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@Manoj , What plans do you have for Xiaomi Mi A1 (tissot)? (I have not seen it in either of the 3 groups)

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To add to @LEPT i didnt see xiaomi redmi note 4x or samsung galaxy s4mini on it…

To answer @LEPT and @Chimpthepimp’s questions added a comment to the original post

There are some more names which still need to be checked out and then added in the appropriate lists.

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The Samsung S7 is also missing.

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Ah, I’m not fool nor blind !
S7 herolte will stay with nougat and won’t have official updates/upgrades ?

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@georgie_abitbol pls, cool down, have a look of the post before yours.

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It’s my “young dog” side…

“C’est qu’i’ mordrait, c’ con là !..” :joy:

/me -> [ ]

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hi @Manoj , great news that there will also be a few tablets that are supported!!
I do have a question about the great number of phones that will still be supported: will it be feasible for /e/, in terms of resources, to keep providing fast and regular updates for these phones? In 2019 and 2020 so far, this proved challenging for /e/. What will change per Android Q?

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The difference we have is we have a single ROM for all the devices. The same code base and apps for all. Now we are going to be focused on a set of devices on which the apps and ROM works.
Devices where we have had build issues are being dropped. There will not be any nougat devices in our list that itself cleans out some old bugs.
Some devices which are still not showing up are because their oreo test builds have issues.
We are closely watching the user feedback on unofficial builds. A bigger list of devices does not necessarily mean more problems :slight_smile: Stable unofficial builds means better chances of devices getting on the official list.
The FP3 port is an example I would like to quote. When issues come up they are reported and we have been reasonably fast with the fixes.
There will be a update on the testing process which I will share in a few days once we have the whole process documented. Stay tuned…

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Hi,

  1. Why is there a lot of devices already supported in the “New devices being added” list ?

  2. What about the EOL of the Nougat source ? Will it be updated so that new unofficial builds will be possible, or devices that can only be built on Nougat won’t be able to have an updated unofficial build anymore ?

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I am sorry to see that several devices that I am using daily got dropped. What should I do now?

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Don’t worry, unofficial builders will be there for you :slight_smile: (we won’t be able to solve device specific issues though)
(you could even build yourself)

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I don’t think anybody interested in building a rom for Note 2 and 4 but thank you we will see I guess :slightly_smiling_face:

  1. Thanks for pointing that out. Have updated the lists and removed existing devices from the new devices list.
    The older devices will be upgraded to Oreo / Pie / Q which ever is the latest version possible for them.
  2. Nougat code will be available in the servers as mentioned here

If by maintained you mean bugs getting fixed in them that will not be possible once we hit EOL. Without security or vendor patches Nougat builds will be a bit risky and unstable on devices.

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Yes that’s what I meant. So Nougat source won’t be dropped before Q4 2020 (October, 1st 2020). Thanks for the info.

If a LineageOS 15.1 or 16.0 or 17.1 exists for your device, unofficial builders will be able to help, I’m sure somebody will take the time to do so.
If not, you will have to stick with the last official /e/ build for your device and that’s it.

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This is great news as we’re already a month into Q3