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New Nextbit OS will use Android N features to improve battery life


Launched earlier this year as "the only cloud-first smartphone", the Nextbit Robin - pictured above - runs a customized version of Android called Nextbit OS. In our Nextbit Robin review, we noted that we liked this OS. However, as it's the case with virtually all other smartphone platforms out there, improvements are always welcome. That's why Nextbit is currently working on a new version of its OS, which should be released sometime in the fourth quarter of the year (between October and December).

The new Nextbit OS will keep doing what the current version is doing (integrate on-device and in-the-cloud storage so that you never run out of space), while also trying to solve the ever important issue of battery life. According to Nextbit, the company will use features implemented in Android Marshmallow, as well as in Android N, in order to make "your battery last significantly longer." So it looks like the next Nextbit OS will be based on Android N - which shouldn't surprise us, since Google already released an Android N Developer Preview, and could launch a final version in the coming months.

After the improved Nextbit OS, we assume that a second generation Nextbit Robin phone will also be released at some point, though Nextbit currently doesn't have anything to share about this. Meanwhile, the original Nextbit Robin model is available for just $299 unlocked (down from its initial price of $399).

source: Nextbit via Twitter

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