A full four months after its initial announcement, and roughly 75 days on the back of its public pre-order kickoff, the “rebellious” Nextbit Robin phone made a surprise appearance at CES 2016 in Las Vegas to remind the world shipping will begin soon, at least for super-early Kickstarter adopters.
On the whole, the ambitious concept behind the cloud-first device has obviously not changed, and its clutter-free design is doubled by essentially unlimited storage to bring you an Android like no other. Compared to last fall however, Robin seems to have graduated from sidekick to full-blown superhero status, with polished software, an unlockable bootloader out the box, and refined premium build.
Sadly, there’s still no word on when might Nextbit properly ramp up mass production, so for the time being, if you’re intrigued by the idea of a phone that pushes unused apps and old files to the cloud automatically, letting you then easily restore them locally in need, you’ll have to make do with our quick hands-on tour from CES.
Hopefully, we’ll get a review unit before long to thoroughly examine, and see if the Robin works as advertised in real life for more extended stints.
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