The great mid-range smartphone that was released in 2016, Nextbit Robin, has recently received the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update. The phone first shipped with Android Marshmallow OS, but users have been able to taste some sweets of Android Nougat via custom ROMs. In March, the company rolled out an Android 7.0 Nougat update, and today the official factory image of Android 7.1.1 comes to the device.
Coming back to November 2016, thanks to the help of the Paranoid Android team, a beta version of Nougat was rolled out for the device. After that, in January, the company was incorporated by Razer Inc. Although, the production of the Nextbit Robin has been paused, the company stated that the software would be still supported for the phone. Following on that statement, the company rolled out the official Nougat update in March, though it was just based on Android 7.0 not Android 7.1, which was the latest release that time.
The factory image of Android 7.1.1 is now available on the Razer forum for all Nextbit Robin devices. Although the kernel source is still based on the version 7.0 of the build at this time, the will update this code in near future. While the Robin is no longer being produced by Razer, the phone is still ensured to receive the software updates as well as the security patches until the February 2018.
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The installation process is similar to installing the image file on Nexus/Pixel devices. To update your Nextbit Robin, all you need to do is downloading the Image file, installing the Android SDK on your computer, entering the fastboot setup on your phone and flashing the update. The installer will prompt you to preserve the user data, so you no need worry about losing any important data on your phone.