I’ve searched the forum and the FAQ regarding this topic and the essence of what I found was:
- the supported devices will be patched with the latest android security patches
- the security patches are likely integrated around the mid of the month
- devices no longer maintained/supported by Lineage maintainers will get patches too (Source: https://doc.e.foundation/faq#if-my-device-is-not-supported-by-lineageos-will-i-still-get-the-security-patches-on-time )
- /e/ OS development branch (dev) will receive regular os updates (not only security) more frequently than the stable branch
Maybe anyone of the /e/ team can confirm this assumptions.
I’m using /e/ on a star2lte (dev branch) which is on Android Oreo. I have not received the Android security patch of May (released on 05.05.2020 by G). I expected that the “official” promoted/sold phones like mine will get those important security patches a bit faster which means before the end of the month, since the next security patch is released around 05.06.2020 by G (aso.).
Please don’t understand this as criticism. I just want to understand how the process is handled and if you are planning to optimize sth. in the future regarding this topic (like you did it with the /e/ app store which is working way better now!). This may be seen as an addition to the topic OS Upgrade - Volunteer Testers Required - Next Set of Devices for OS Upgrade.
Thank you for this great project and all which has been achieved by the /e/ team and the community so far!