OK, so the release of the Nextbit Robin didn’t exactly go as planned: despite the upstart phone-maker coming through with its automatic-cloud-storage handset as intended for GSM networks, the late-stage addition of a CDMA version ended up being a little too ambitious, and plans for that version of the handset were ultimately scrapped. But now we’re looking past what when wrong to start focusing on what’s going right, and today that means hearing about a major feature-packed getting ready to hit the Robin sometime next month.
First off, we’ve got the phone’s Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update, bumping Robin up to Google’s latest release. But more than that, we’re learning of a bunch of noteworthy Robin-specific improvements.
The biggest one there may be some serious speed-ups when it comes to picture-taking: Nextbit says that standard shooting should be twice as fast, while low-light performance will see even more substantial gains. Users should also notice system-wide speed improvements as the company further optimizes its code, as well as extended battery life.
Nextbit already gave the Robin front-facing speakers, and this update will tweak their tuning so as to improve sound quality and loudness – and that better sound extends to speakerphone performance, too.
This big update will be coming to the Robin sometime in April. For now, there’s a much smaller update out this week, one that aims to resolve crashes occurring with certain apps.