Paranoid Android Announces Nextbit Robin Support, ROM Update And Nougat Plans
The folks over at Paranoid Android, the custom ROM that brought to us features like Per-App Layouts, Floating Windows and Pie Controls way back in the day, have still kept themselves busy all this time. Today, they bring us news that they have added another device to their supported device lineup, along with a ROM update (Android 6.0).
The Nextbit Robin is the newest addition to the list of current devices officially supported by the Paranoid Android team. Members of the team spent a lot of time to optimize the ROM for the Robin, so rest assured that this ROM and this new update work as intended.
The changelog for this update includes a bunch of general fixes, along with a bunch of fixes aimed towards the OnePlus 3 in particular:
- Added switch to last app button action
- Added custom routines to maximize performance on kryo devices
- Improved system wide performance
- Improved battery life
- Stability fixes for Quick Settings
- Various improvements and fixes for the Camera app
- Fixed a few encryption issues
- Other various bug fixes and improvements
OnePlus 3 Fixes:
- Added DASH charging indicator
- Added full support for VoLTE
- Improved power management during the dexopting
- Improved Camera quality
- Improved GPS
- Improved audio platform and quality
- Improved memory management
- Improved resolution for graphic textures
- Reduced power consumption in specific cases
- Fixed camera flash issues
- Fixed internal issues relating to the display driver
- Fixed a device specific issue with encryption
- Fixed Camera app crash when trying to access settings
- Fixed Wifi Hotspot functionality
- Various other minor improvements
The team also took this opportunity to address the state of their ROM updates. Even though they have had only three updates since their relaunch, the Paranoid Android team is much more focused towards pushing out stable releases with significant or critical changes instead of pushing out ROMs just for the sake of pushing it out. As a result, the updates that do get released are worthy of becoming your daily-driver.
This trend is also to be carried on for Nougat. The first builds for Nougat are running for a few devices, with feature-porting expected to begin soon. Features which have already become a part of the system will get dropped, which makes sense. The PA team does not mention what else they have planned for Nougat, so we will have to wait and see what they come up with.