More than most phones, the Nextbit Robin is a handset really defined by its software, deriving from that code its ability to intelligently offload apps and media the cloud. So we were understandably excited late last month when word arrived about some forthcoming Robin software updates, especially one due to land sometime in April that would bring the phone enhancements like a significantly faster camera and optimized speaker tuning. We’re fast running out of days before May, but Nextbit has finally come through as promised, announcing the start of OTA distribution today.
Nextbit’s release notes confirm all the big features teased one month back are here: camera speed-ups, speaker tweaks, plus the benefit of improved battery life and performance boosts. In addition to these specifically tailored enhancements, the Robin also gets its more general Marshmallow 6.0.1 update.
Users should start seeing the update hitting their phones sometime today.
In addition to this new software news, Nextbit also shares word of some collaborations with headphone-maker AIAIAI, including a customized pair of the company’s TMA-2 headphones being sold for use with the Robin (which will run you $225), and a set of curated ringtone tracks being released by the pair.
Finally, Nextbit’s got some news on the retail front, as it brings Robin sales to Amazon.