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Hands-on: Nextbit’s Robin is a cloud-first smartphone that gets smarter with use [Video]


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…

Nextbit is doing something very different with Robin. There’s no Micro SD expansion, just 32GB internally and 100GB of cloud storage for the life of the device. As Robin gets to know you, your apps, photos, and more will be intelligently backed up to the cloud and “archived” to free up space on your device. Essentially, this will all be done without any interaction from you, but you can prevent things from being archived by “pinning” them to your home screen.

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It’s clear that many people have reservations about the concept behind Nextbit’s new smartphone, but it all sounds pretty great in theory. We’re still a bit away from the launch of Robin, but there’s a lot to learn about it from a feature and specifications perspective. We sat down with Nextbit’s co-founder/CTO Mike Chan to get an inside scoop on Robin and what it has to offer.

Check out our video below:


Robin sounds very promising and I’m personally a big fan of the design happening here. It looks and functions very different from many other smartphones on the market currently. Using the cloud for data storage is something we’re all familiar with by now, but nothing else does it like Robin yet. Will this cloud-based platform stand the test of time? We’ll soon find out.


Stay tuned for our Nextbit Robin review coming up in the near future and be sure to check out our exclusive look at Robin in the above video. What do you think about the Nextbit Robin? Is this the future of smartphone storage? If you’d like to find out more about Nextbit’s Robin, visit the company’s website.

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