For those who have a Nextbit Robin, April is going to be a fun month for you. The company took to Twitter and Periscope and announced that a new build of Android Marshmallow will be coming to the device along with some fixes around the camera app in the device. The startup company indicated that the update will be based on Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 but there is no indication at which security patch will be included in the update. Hopefully it will have at least the March update but by the time the update is released, the April patch could well be included.
The bigger news in this update however will the be improvements around the camera app of the Robin. The app, specifically around the speed of the app, was almost universally disparaged in reviews as being very laggy and slow. That, it seems, is a key thing that the Nextbit team has been focusing on in this update. In one Twitter post, which you can find below, the company shot a
video showing two Robins side-by-side with one on the old build of the software while the other was on the new. The video demonstrates just how much of an improvement has been achieved.
As for an exact date of when this release will hit devices, the only time frame given was April. Given they are already posting videos from the new build, it makes me think that it will be earlier in the month rather than later – assuming no bugs are found. Ultimately though, the good news is an update is coming and that’s never a bad thing.
— Nextbit (@nextbitsys) March 30, 2016
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