Nextbit Robin Starts Receiving Software Update With Latest Security Patches

Nextbit Robin Starts Receiving Software Update With Latest Security Patches
Highlights
  • Nextbit brings latest security patches to Robin.
  • Software update rolled out over-the-air.
  • It also tweaked speaker volume, and added ringtones.

Nextbit is rolling out a software update to Robin smartphone users bringing security patches, and other tweaks. The update is being rolled out over-the-air and should reach Robin users gradually.

Nextbit has made some changes to the speaker volume, to make the minimum volume much softer. It claims that as the user increases the volume, the sound follows in linear progression. It has added two more ringtones for more choices. The ringtone pack now includes Patricia by Lauren Loh Sung and Breeze by Giraffage. The update brings along Android security patches for the month of June, apart from several other improvements and bug fixes.

To recall, the June Android security update brought fixes six vulnerabilities that have been flagged as "critical" by Google, and 11 vulnerabilities that fall on the spectrum of "high" severity. The company has also listed four "moderate" security glitches that have also been resolved.

The NextBit Robin was launched in May for Rs. 19,999 in India. The smartphone is exclusively available on Flipkart in Midnight Blue, and Mint colour options. The big highlight of this smartphone is the 100GB of free cloud-based storage solution that Nextbit offers, in order to solve the storage problem. The handset can automatically back up photos and other data that haven't been used recently to the cloud to free up space on the device.

(Also see: Nextbit Robin Review)

The NextBit Robin runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and supports single-SIM. It features a 5.2-inch full-HD display, Snapdragon 808 SoC, 3GB RAM, 32GB inbuilt storage, fingerprint sensor, a 13-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front lens, and LTE support.

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Tasneem Akolawala is a Senior Reporter for Gadgets 360. Her reporting expertise encompasses smartphones, wearables, apps, social media, and the overall tech industry. She reports out of Mumbai, and also writes about the ups and downs in the Indian telecom sector. Tasneem can be reached on Twitter at @MuteRiot, and leads, tips, and releases can be sent to tasneema@ndtv.com. More
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