Nextbit AIAIAI

Nextbit, the company behind minty cloudphone Robin, has announced the first major software update for the handset, alongside a new partnership with Danish audio brand AIAIAI.

First off, the Nextbit Robin will receive its update to Android 6.0.1 starting today, bringing with it the April 2, 2016 Android security patch and an influx of new emoji.

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Together with the latest code from Google, Nextbit includes new low-level tweaks for quicker performance and improved battery life — an increase of up to 5 percent, the firm tells us. Robin's camera has also been overhauled, with an entirely new camera app and faster, better photos from the 13-megapixel shooter. And there's also new sound tuning from audio software firm Arkamys for clearer audio through the phone's front-facing speakers and headphone jack.

What's more, Nextbit has announced a partnership with AIAIAI to sell a special pair of TMA-2 headphones direct from The cans, which sell for $225, have been tuned for the Robin handset, and come with a built-in cable button and mic — in Nextbit mint, naturally. The AIAIAI partnership also sees Nextbit introducing new "curated" Robin ringtones from leading DJs, the first of which come from Giraffage ("Breeze") and Lauren Lo Sung ("Patricia") and will be available from the Robin community site.

And finally, Robin launches today on in "mint" and "midnight" flavors, at the standard $399 price point, along with free shipping for Prime members.

Will you be updating your Nextbit Robin today? Tempted to pick one up at Amazon? Shout out in the comments and let us know what you think!

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