Earlier today, Nextbit announced an upcoming software update for its Robin smartphone. Making the announcement on Periscope, Nextbit talked about what the new software update would be like for the Robin. According to Nextbit, the new software update would address several performance issues that users have dealt with ever since the device launched in February.
Among the biggest software issues that Nextbit has particularly mentioned is the lag and sluggishness of its camera app. With the new update, Nextbit promises that the camera app is now at least as twice as fast as before. The speed of the camera app has been documented in a video they presented to their followers on Twitter. In addition to the speed of the camera app, Nextbit has included some UI changes within the camera and gallery app. The company has promised to offer more tweaks for these apps in future updates.
Additionally, Nextbit promises that the new update has improved performance and battery life. They have also taken a closer look at how sound quality from the Robin's front-facing speakers can be optimized.
While a smaller update is set for release today, it doesn't include the improvements mentioned. This smaller update is said to address a problem caused by a single bug that prohibits certain apps from launching, much like the one experienced on Uber app. Instead, the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update is set to arrive in April and will include the expanded emoji set added by Android.