Nextbit has announced that the Android 7.0 Nougat update for its Robin phone has officially entered its community testing phase, with builds now rolling out to testers registered through its online form. To help bring the Nextbit Robin right up to speed on the latest stable version of Android, it's partnered with the Paranoid Android development team, the group responsible for one of the most popular custom Android ROMs out there.

Nougat for Robin brings another surprise with it - more help from the community. When we say "our dev team," that now includes members of Paranoid Android. We have joined forces to bring you a faster, less power-hungry OS. We're proud of what we've accomplished together so far, and this cooperation will continue. Stay on the lookout - Robin is going to get even better. For more info, check out our blog post.

Nextbit says over-the-air updates are already going out to testers, and the rollout will continue over the next 24 hours — so don't fret if you've registered but aren't seeing an OTA notification just yet. As you'd expect from a beta build, there might be a few bugs in the mix until the builds become official and stable.

Robin owners can look forward to redesigned notifications, split-screen multitasking, improved battery life and re-vamped Settings controls in Android 7.0, along with a bunch of smaller under-the-hood enhancements.

Nextbit Robin OTA Image credit: Android Police.

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