Any fan of Android knows about the Paranoid Android (PA) team and the innovation they brought to the developer community. I’ve supported PA in the past and appreciate their commitment to stable builds, innovative and intuitive features like Pie navigation controls, all while staying close to stock Android. The team at Nextbit feels the same way about these talented developers, and we were happy to hear early on that they wanted to take Robin and add their flavor to it.
Since then, our team has been working closely with PA, providing kernel source code and system images to help them build and test their custom ROM. They had this to say about working with our team: “It's very refreshing to see an OEM that cares about the community. Some just ship devices to developers, but you guys have been there every step of the way to see how you can help and test our builds.”
Recently, discussions swirled around how we could work more closely together to combine our mutual knowledge of performance, stability, and Nougat. Our team had already begun the port of N to Robin, but we were still facing some hurdles. With the Paranoid team, we began exchanging ideas, code, and resources that helped to get NextbitOS up and running smoothly on Nougat. Likewise, we were able to provide assistance with the bringup of Paranoid Android’s version of N on Robin. Our collaboration has really helped to speed things along and we’re ecstatic to release our N-beta to our eager community of testers.
Our collaboration with Paranoid Android helped to get N up and running on Robin.
Our Chief Technology Officer, Mike Chan, likes what he sees. He said,“They [Paranoid Android] are a talented group of developers and we’re excited to be working with them to make sure Robin runs even better whether you’re running NextbitOS, or Paranoid Android.”
For Robin owners, this means your phone is going to feel faster and perform even better. You’ve got a lot to look forward to! If you want to contribute to the community and test our Nougat build, click HERE. Note: If you have modded your phone in any way, it is NOT recommended that you update your phone.