After a few months in beta testing, the Android Nougat 7.1.1 update for the Nextbit Robin is now available. The 540MB update is rolling out to all Robins starting today and brings with it the April Android Security Update along with it. The OTA update to 7.1.1 should automatically be checked for by your Robin but if you want to manually check, go to Settings>About Phone>Check for Update.
As most readers will know by now, Nextbit was acquired by Razer at the end of 2016 and the Robin, the San Francisco startup’s only phone, was discontinued at that point. The company committed to keeping the device up-to-date through February 2018 but realistically, this will be the last major update for the phone. It will likely only be security patches from this point forward.
That said, the Robin remains one of my favorite phones of 2016 and one of the most underrated. You can still pick one up for
$159 on Amazon and with this update, it is more up-to-date than other phones that cost a lot more money.
Once the update to 7.1.1 hits your Nextbit Robin, you can expect the update to take about 10-15 minutes from the start of the update process through to the reboot. On my Robin, the update was smooth and easy.