One of the benefits of expanded usage of social networks is the ease through which customers and companies interact with one another. Relatively new ones — like OnePlus, for instance — owe much to their communities, and often offer them ways to be more involved with the company’s decisions.

In fact, another newcomer in the smartphone game — Nextbit — is announcing that it’s taking a similar approach…

In a blog post published earlier today, the company has announced that owner of its Robin smartphone will be able to take part in a beta testing program, so to test yet-unpublished features before anyone else. This is indeed a way for the company to show their ongoing support for the Nextbit community, which already took important decisions like the third coloration of Robin — the gorgeous looking “Electric”.

“At Nextbit, we’re eager to understand what our users are experiencing,” reads the blog post. “We listen to our community through the forum, social media, and other channels. Your feedback and participation will help us release better versions of our software.”

There is no further specification, but Nextbit also says that by joining the program, you will have “an opportunity to be included in various studies with direct access to the Nextbit team”. However, as with almost any beta testing program, the experience will likely not be polished or refined when the new features first go live, and Nextbit is careful to remind that.

“The beta program is not intended as a way to quick way to cut to the front of the line for new software,” it says. “It’s a responsibility, and you accept risk on the behalf of other users. If you are not ready to do that, the beta testing program may not be right for you.”

If you are willing to become a tester, simply go on their website and fill out the Beta Tester Application. Have fun!

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