Nextbit Stories October 16, 2017

The first alleged image of Razer’s upcoming phone shows off a lot of Nextbit influence

Razer has been rumored to be working on its own smartphone for quite some time now, and on November 1st, we’ll seemingly find out all the details at the company’s “biggest unveil” ever. Now, we’re getting our first peek at what might be that phone.

Nextbit Stories January 30, 2017

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Nextbit hasn’t been on the smartphone scene long and its first attempt, the Robin, hasn’t been super successful at least in terms of pushing units. However, the talent at Nextbit is clearly valuable, and now the company has announced that it has been acquired by Razer…

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Nextbit Stories November 22, 2016

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Android Nougat has been out in the wild for some time now, but for third parties — especially the less resourceful ones — it can be hard to stay on track. About a year from the original announcement of Robin, however, Nextbit seems to be up to the task, and a preview of the software is now rolling out

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Nextbit Stories July 7, 2016

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In addition to being an Android OEM, Nextbit is also a cloud storage company that helps users manage their data to make sure storage is never an obstacle. Today, Nextbit announced it has been working on a web client to access photos and other data. In addition, the company also showed off a previously-unseen red model of the Robin…

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Nextbit Stories June 23, 2016

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Nextbit’s marquee feature for the Robin intelligently manages storage by backing it up to the cloud for easy access and restore. Now a new version of Nextbit OS launching in Q4 hopes to deliver significantly longer battery life through similar intelligence too.

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Nextbit Stories June 15, 2016

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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…

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Nextbit Stories May 25, 2016

Nextbit Robin hits India, will sell for just 19,999 Rupees ($295) from May 30th

The Nextbit Robin — a cloud powered smartphone that we happen to like a lot — has made its way to India. Customers wanting to grab the Robin in India can do so exclusively from Flipkart, where it will cost 19,999 Rupees (roughly $296), that’s around $100 cheaper than it was at launch in the US.

Nextbit Stories April 27, 2016

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The Nextbit Robin is getting updated to Android 6.0.1 today and with it comes an overhauled camera app and better battery life, performance, and audio. Additionally, Nextbit has announced a collaboration to make high-end headphones and the Robin is now on sale at Amazon.

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Nextbit Stories February 25, 2016

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Nextbit didn’t have an official presence at MWC this week. There was no press event, or new release, just a small meeting room at the back of one of the halls. Members of the press could go and meet the company’s chiefs and PR team to get their hands on the Robin, the manufacturer’s breakthrough product which utilizes the power of the cloud to keep storage space free on the device. I tried the Nextbit Robin for a few minutes, and fell in love, but I’m not entirely sure why…

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Nextbit Stories February 12, 2016

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Meet Robin, Nextbit’s new flagship smartphone. There’s a lot of hype surrounding this phone right now and we’re going to get into the box and see what it’s all about. The fancy pants packaging you see in the video below is not actually what you’ll get when you purchase this smartphone. They sent us a special care package with Robin for review purposes, but we’ll go over the contents of the retail packaging in this video as well…

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Nextbit Stories January 22, 2016

Nextbit delays CDMA Robin variant until April, taking new orders on February 16th

Earlier this month, Nextbit announced that its Robin smartphone would ship to their first 1,000 backers in mid-February and everyone else by the end of next month. In an update to their Kickstarter backers today, however, they announced that the CDMA variant of the phone will be delayed through April due to unforeseen issues.

Nextbit Stories January 6, 2016

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The Nextbit Robin is a beautifully designed Android phone with an interesting take on storage. The Kickstarter backed project will be shipping GSM units to its first thousand backers on February 16th, while the rest will receive their devices by the end of February.

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Nextbit Stories November 2, 2015

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Nextbit’s Robin is a new smartphone that’s primary goal is to eliminate the lack of smartphone storage. Robin uses the cloud and intelligently archives stuff you don’t use or need often, while backing it up to the cloud. Recently, we took a trip to Nextbit HQ for a closer look at Robin and to see what it’s all about…

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Nextbit Stories September 17, 2015

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While we haven’t yet gotten our hands on the Nextbit Robin, it’s definitely a bit different than most of the other smartphone offerings we’ve seen this year. On top of its cloud-first features, the phone has also been popular for its design and price. Now, Nextbit has announced that the phone is supporting another carrier: Verizon. expand full story

Nextbit Stories September 16, 2015

Nextbit’s Robin passes $1 million in funding in just 2 weeks

Just a couple of weeks ago, we told you about the Nextbit Robin, a new smartphone that wants to help you become one with the cloud via an innovative new user experience. It appears that the phone is certainly popular, managing to pass $1 million in Kickstarter funding. And that amount was the campaign’s stretch goal, meaning that everyone that has ordered one will now be getting a quick charger as a bonus…

There are a lot of really intriguing offerings with the Robin, so it’s no wonder that it has managed to catch the eye of the most dedicated Android enthusiasts. For instance, with the Robin, you’ll find that the phone dynamically offloading apps and other content to make room if you’re in a crunch. Bringing them back is just a few taps away. The theory is that running out of storage space should be history with this phone.

On top of its fancy cloud features, the phone sports the popular Snapdragon 808 system-on-a-chip, a 5.2-inch IPS LCD 1080p display, and 3 GB RAM. You’ll find a 13-megapixel main shooter with phase detection autofocus, a dual tone flash, and a 5-megapixel sensor around front. All of this is powered by a hefty 2680 mAh battery. The phone has 32 GB of onboard storage, but the Robin also brings 100 GB of online storage.

If this sounds interesting, be sure to head over to Kickstarter and pledge $349 to grab one (although this is a Kickstarter campaign, so technically anything could happen). If nothing else, the phone seems to have Nexus 5 (2015)-level specs and a price tag that’s more than reasonable.

Nextbit Stories September 1, 2015

At this point, it seems like smartphones are coming to market just about as fast as apps. Today, Nextbit, a team made up of former engineers from Google, Apple, and other well-known names in the tech space, has announced their own smartphone entry. It’s called the Robin, and it packs a beautiful and simple design, great-but-sub-flagship specifications, and a cloud-first user experience… expand full story

Nextbit Stories October 27, 2014

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While the number of smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices that the average consumer owns is expected to rise over the next several years, it remains a rather frustrating and tedious task to pick up a task on one device where you left off on another. Apple has attempted to solve this problem with Handoff for iPhone, iPad and Mac, but Google has yet to deliver the same functionality on Android. expand full story

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