Nextbit Robin Gets Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and More in April Update

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Nextbit Robin Gets Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and More in April Update
Highlights
  • The update brings the April Android security patch.
  • Nextbit and AIAIAI have collaborated for new tailor-made ringtones.
  • The two firms have launched TMA-2 headphones for the Robin.

Nextbit has now started seeding the April update to its cloud-based Android smartphone, the Robin. The update not only changes the OS version to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow but also brings new features dealing with the smartphone's camera, ringtones, audio, and more, apart from bug fixes. The company has also made it easier for US-based customers to buy the Nextbit Robin.

The company on Thursday in its Nextbit community website said the April update brings the Robin's OS version to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow along with the April Android security update. The OS now includes new emoji characters as it adheres with the Unicode 8.0. In addition, processor has now been tuned to improve the battery performance, and an overhauled camera app has been introduced that as per Nextbit now clicks better images, faster.

In the audio department, the April update for Nextbit Robin also adds new sound tuning at the driver level by Arkamys. "Now Robin sounds clearer both through the built-in dual speakers and the headset jack - even when you have the volume cranked up," says the firm. Further, the company announced its collaboration with the AIAIAI to bring a custom set of TMA-2 headphones for the Robin. The Nextbit x AIAIAI TMA-2 features a 'powerful' high-sensitivity neodymium speaker unit with better bass levels and 'crisp' treble. The accessory sports a durable headband with over-ear PU leather earpads. Matching with the colour variant of the Nextbit Robin, the headphone features a mint cable with one button and mic. The headphones are already available from the company website at $255. Both AIAIAI and Nextbit have additionally launched a curated ringtone series that includes tailor-made tones made by selected musical artists. Lastly, the Nextbit Robin can now be purchased from Amazon as well in the US.

The Nexbit Robin comes with a 5.2-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) display which is embedded in a funky plastic body. It is powered by Qualcomm's hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor coupled with 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of inbuilt storage that can't be expanded using a microSD card - instead there is 100GB of free cloud storage space. The device also comes with a fingerprint sensor. Other features of the Nextbit Robin include a 13-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, a 2680mAh battery, and a USB Type-C charging port. It supports LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi and other connectivity options.

  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Beautiful design
  • Fast charging
  • Unique cloud storage integration
  • Stereo speakers
  • Unlocked bootloader
  • Bad
  • No USB OTG; FM Radio
  • Granular controls needed for cloud syncing
  • Average battery life
  • Camera struggles with macros
Display5.20-inch
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 808
Front Camera5-megapixel
Rear Camera13-megapixel
RAM3GB
Storage32GB
Battery Capacity2680mAh
OSAndroid 6.0.1
Resolution1080x1920 pixels
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