Nextbit has revealed its plans to release an OS update for its Robin smartphone in the fourth quarter of 2016 that will offer owners better battery life.
In a community forum post, Nextbit says it wants to improve battery life for smartphones in the same way it helped to increase file storage for the Robin.
Because battery technology has improved slower than other technology, the industry has relied on more efficient processors and larger batteries (What do you think is under all those 5.5"+ screens?) to do their dirty work. These steps do give you more battery life, but the improvement is only incremental. Nextbit will solve this problem a new way - once again offering performance beyond just what the specs say.
We can apply the same intelligence we've used for smart storage towards making your battery last significantly longer. In Q4 we will launch a new version of Nextbit OS that gets to know your habits and optimizes functions at the system level to ensure you get the most screen time possible. Just like with smart storage, we can apply this on top of the features Google has implemented in Marshmallow and even on what has been announced for N, compounding the power savings to offer you true peace of mind.
Nextbit recently announced that Robin owners can sign up to participate in a software beta program, to test out new features before they are officially released.