Nextbit has started rolling out the long-awaited Android 7.1.1 Nougat update for its Robin smartphone. The Robin was last running on Android 7.0 Nougat, which was released back in March. Also Read - Vivo introduces all-new 'OriginOS' Android skin to replace FuntouchOSAlso Read - WhatsApp to let you mute videos before sending, currently testing in beta
Nextbit has also released a Robin factory image for 7.1.1 on Razer Insider. If you are going to flash your device using the provided image, be sure to backup your device data, as the update might wipe your data and bring the handset to a stock state. It is equally important to back up any important data such as photos, contacts, and messages. In order to run the update, users need to first ensure that their smartphone is fully charged. This update is rolling out over-the-air, and, if you receive an update notification, just tap on Yes, I m in -> Install now. The update can take a couple of days to reach all the units, however, if you don t receive a notification or can t wait for it, you can check for the update manually by going to Settings -> About phone -> System updates -> Yes, I m in -> Install now.
The update comes with a host of improvements and features, which include new circular icons for the launcher and long press app shortcut menu. Other features include multi-window app support, power-saving Doze feature, background system updates, and instant apps which allow users to begin using or testing an app right from the Play Store without having to download it first. The update further helps users save battery and consume less memory when the screen is turned off. Google has also tweaked the notifications panel with reply via notification feature, which will let you reply to text messages without having to open the app. ALOS READ: How to get Android 7.1.2 Nougat Beta on your Google Pixel, Pixel XL and Nexus devices
Nextbit Robin specifications, features
The smartphone comes with a 5.2-inch full HD display, Snapdragon 808 SoC, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB built-in storage (24GB user available). For photography, the Robin comes with a 13-megapixel rear camera and 5-megapixel front camera. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, Wi-Fi and GPS. The smartphone supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 and USB Type C for fast charging. ALOS READ: Nextbit Robin Review: This cloud has no silver lining
Apart from NextBit Robin, Moto Z Play, Moto X Style, Nokia 6, OnePlus 3, OnePlus 3T have also received Android 7.1.1 Nougat updates.