Nextbit is the company that funded the Robin phone through Kickstarter back in 2015. At the time, one of the most significant features of the Robin phone was the possibility of having virtually “unlimited storage” through automatic cloud backups on ‘Smart Storage.’ Now that the Robin ceases to exist, and the company belongs to Razer, Smart Storage will officially shut down.
Effective August 1 2017, support is no more for Nexbit’s Robin smartphone. Chat and call support is finished, though outstanding RMA tickets will be handled via email. It’s sad news, indeed.
Early this year, Razer surprised us all with its acquisition of Nextbit, the maker of the standout Robin smartphone. Razer has now reported to sources an IPO filing in Hong Kong, and that they are working on a smartphone thanks to the mobile division of Nextbit.
Nextbit is a promising company, but unfortunately its journey being independent has concluded. Razer, a computer hardware company, has bought out Nextbit, and to make matters upsetting, it seems that many Nextbit products will be no more after this year.
Nextbit has announced its partnership with the Paranoid Android team to bring Android 7.0 Nougat to its Robin smartphone. The first beta build is now rolling out to Robin owners who enrolled in the community testing program.
Amazon is hosting a great deal on the Nextbit Robin smartphone. Instead of paying $299, the Robin costs just $199, good for a solid savings of $100. The deal will run for an unspecified, but limited length of time.
Amazon is hosting a limited time offer on the Nextbit Robin. The deal began yesterday and will run through the conclusion of today, October 23rd.