Users of the cloud-first phone Nextbit Robin are the latest to join the growing Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow bandwagon.
This phone was first launched by Kickstarter and according to the news just coming in, the update brings more than just Marshmallow. Like other Android devices being updated with the OS, the Nextbit Robin will also receive Android’s monthly security patch, audio, and camera enhancements as well as more than 150 new emojis.
As far as the Marshmallow update is concerned, the cloud-first smartphone will be treated to new features that come along with the software. Users of this Nextbit phone can expect to see things like Doze for battery management, Google Now on Tap, which is just a superior version of the usual Google Now as well as the ability to determine the permissions you allow your installed apps to access.
The most interesting part of the update is the audio enhancements. According to the manufacturer, the updated Nextbit Robin will produce much louder and heavier sound from its front-facing speakers. The good part of this update on audio output of the Robin is that it will also be felt when listening to audio files via earphones.
Also of equal importance as the audio output update is the improvements brought to the Nextbit Robin camera app. Users of this device have in the past complained of a camera app that is slow in focusing and even capturing shots. This gets worse when it gets to poorly-lit areas, however, Nextbit seems to have worked this out with the new Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update. Once the device is updated, the 13MP sensor on the back of the phone shows great improvements in both focusing and capturing photos. Despite these improvements, there won’t be any noticeable changes on the quality of images produced by the updated Nextbit Robin.
This is not the end of the list of changes or rather improvements brought by the Marshmallow update to the Robin. Improved thermal management is also another aspect, although the Snapdragon 808 SoC used on this phone does not have overheating issues as what the Snapdragon 810 has.