Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update for the Nextbit Robin comes with notable improvements


As the startup promised back in March, the Nextbit Robin is now being updated to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. Although the latest version of Android is important enough on its own, it looks like the update also brings some notable non-Marshmallow improvements, particularly in the camera and audio department.

If you're an audiophile, you're going to love this new update for the Nextbit Robin, as it introduces audio driver improvements. The stereo front-facing speakers now feature a meatier tone that gives the illusion of more power, and the same audio enhancements are available even when you're listening on headphones.

Probably the most important change included in this new update is a new camera app. On the visual side, the app is now less cluttered and easier to use. However, the best thing about the new update is that the Nextbit Robin is now significantly faster to save photos. In our Nextbit Robin Review, we noted that the photos captured with the handset's primary camera have average image quality, but we were a bit disappointed by the unusual slow image capture time. 

Nexbit also says that they've fine-tuned the hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 chip that powers the Robin, instructing users to expect faster performance and better battery life. 

Aside from everything we've mentioned above, the new Nextbit Robin update also brings a slew of security patches as well 184 new emoji.

If you have a Nextbit Robin, the update should be heading your way really soon. Once you've updated your cloud-centric smartphone, make sure to drop us a line and let us know if you dig the tweaks included in this Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update.

source: Nexbit

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4 Comments

1. WPX00

Posts: 511; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

Didnt it already run Marshmallow before? If im not wrong this is only 6.0.1

2. emmawilliam834

Posts: 241; Member since: Feb 09, 2016

I bet the Robin engineers are ex Apple employees.

3. libra89

Posts: 2271; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Really looking forward to trying this phone! Omgg

4. relic74

Posts: 13; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

You won't be disappointed , it's probably my favorite phone I have ever owned. I replaced my iPhone 6 for it, in which honestly hated almost every aspect about. The Robin is just so much more versatile and powerful, not in terms of CPU bought features. I mean I'm even using it as a desktop computer by connecting it to my monitor, keyboard, mouse, Intuos Wacom board (yep, it works), Canon 2 in 1 printer (again, yep both functions work), using a USB C hub with 3 USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, Ethernet and SD Card Reader. I enabled multi-window support I'm Android 6 took all of a minute to do amd works great, installed all of my productivity app. I even connected my Intel Compute Stick via a fee USB port and am connecting to it via the MS RDP app so I can use Photoshop and other Windows apps, including a Linux server which I have in a dual boot for when I'm doing developing work. Everything just works then way it's supposed to. Now, I don't use any of Nextbits cloud stuff but who cares, it's a great phone even without it. I highly recommend this phone, it puts even the iPhone 6s to shamw, which I guess isn't saying much as iOS isn't a very powerful OS tocbegin with, still though, you get my point.

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