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    The reason to buy a Nextbit Robin is not just in its bold design, but really it's smarter approach to software. Nextbit has pioneered a concept where you no longer have to worry about storage, but just as we learned from our initial meetings with the company, that was just the beginning. Nextbit has just announced that the second challenge the company wants to face is giving users a worry-free experience with battery life. To do this, the company will launch a new version of the Nextbit OS, based on Android, in Q4. What we can expect is a smarter device that learns your usage patterns and ...

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    Nextbit not only takes the crown for one of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns ever, but also for offering a unique and very capable product. The Nexbit Robin is one of our favorite blends between a daring approach to hardware, and truly useful improvements in the software department. If you're interested in the Robin deals that were limited to only the US and India, things just changed. Nextbit has now extended the $299 Robin deals to all the markets where the device is shipped. The deal also includes free standard shipping to any of these markets, and remember that every Robin ...

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    Here's a nice way to put that Robin you picked up on discount recently. Nextbit is about to debut a new Beta Tester Program for Robin users and it is seeking applicants for the program. The company characterizes testers as those "who raise their hands" and actively give feedback to the team. No specifics have been given as to what the first batch of features will be. Of course, as we usually advise and as Nextbit makes clear, you shouldn't be jumping onto a beta just because you want a "quick way to cut to the front of the line for new software." It’s a responsibility, and you accept ...

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    When you talk about "OS X," Apple's SVP of Software Engineering, Craig Federighi, ribbed his engineers for going on some "inspired" tour around California. Well, now it's time to say hello to "Sierra," but bye bye to Mac OS X. It's "macOS Sierra". And there's no shortage of mobile-related features that will be introduced to the Mac for continuity purposes. Auto Unlock allows Apple Watch owners to unlock their Macs just by having their smartwatch nearby if both machines are on the same network. It's pretty much an analogue to Trusted Devices for your computer. With Universal Clipboard, you ...

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    Sharp corners. Circular motifs. One Robin. If you want to learn more about how Nextbit designed its Red Dot Award-winning phone, well, you have a chance to ask the people behind the blueprints all about it. Nextbit's Scott Croyle, Chief Design and Product Officer (formerly part of HTC's design team), and Saro Nalbandian, Head of Industrial Design, are hosting a Facebook Live event tomorrow, June 9, at 11am Eastern. You'll also be one of the first people to pick up what features are coming down the pipe. Source: Nextbit (Facebook)

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    As we approach Father's Day, deals are quite the thing, and given the uniqueness of the Nextbit Robin, this might just as well be one to highly consider. Putting the cloud first, the Nextbit Robin adapts to your usage patterns, archiving apps it reckons you don’t need, but keeping them at hand in case you change your mind. If you've been giving it some thought, this might be the time to buy. The Nextbit Robin has just gained another major discount on Amazon, going down to just $300, unlocked. With a Snapdragon 808 processor, 3GB RAM, 1080p screen, 2,680 mAh battery, and 13 and 5MP ...

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    Backers to the Nextbit Robin Kickstarter project were able to get an early bird unit for $299. Now, after just making its first splash on Amazon, the device will be on discount once again. While Nextbit itself will continue selling its device direct to you for $399, Amazon buyers will be able to get it for $299 starting from tomorrow, May 4, up through May 10. We assume supplies will be limited, but then again, a phone centered heavily on a cloud storage concept may be one of those things where you'll either be in or out right away. But then again again, with frequent software updates and ...

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    More than most phones, the Nextbit Robin is a handset really defined by its software, deriving from that code its ability to intelligently offload apps and media the cloud. So we were understandably excited late last month when word arrived about some forthcoming Robin software updates, especially one due to land sometime in April that would bring the phone enhancements like a significantly faster camera and optimized speaker tuning. We're fast running out of days before May, but Nextbit has finally come through as promised, announcing the start of OTA distribution today. Nextbit's release ...

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    OK, so the release of the Nextbit Robin didn't exactly go as planned: despite the upstart phone-maker coming through with its automatic-cloud-storage handset as intended for GSM networks, the late-stage addition of a CDMA version ended up being a little too ambitious, and plans for that version of the handset were ultimately scrapped. But now we're looking past what when wrong to start focusing on what's going right, and today that means hearing about a major feature-packed getting ready to hit the Robin sometime next month. First off, we've got the phone's Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow ...

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    Too many smartphone manufacturers are content to churn out phone after uninspired phone, upgrading components with the latest tech and keeping up with the most recent OS build, but failing to give us anything that really feels “new.” So when Nextbit emerged with its crowfunded Robin, offering a phone that not only looked different from so many other handsets out there, but came with a compelling cloud-connected hook, we sat up and took notice. The hardware we ultimately got wasn't without a few flaws, but the whole Robin experience came together really well, and we found ourselves ...

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    Back in December I was faced with a situation familiar to anyone who's ever bought a gadget as a gift: I needed to replace my parents' iPhones. Not because there was anything wrong with them, and certainly not because my parents have a need for the latest or greatest in mobile technology; rather, I needed to replace their devices because, after two years, their paltry 16GB apiece of storage had run out. You don't need to be an iOS user to know the pain of running out of smartphone capacity. With more and more Android manufacturers omitting the once-standard MicroSD card, choosing the ...

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    It takes a lot of work to make a smartphone compatible with as many carriers as possible, and when you're an upstart firm just getting ready to release your first phone, all too often that means making some sacrifices. So when we learned that the crowdfunded Nextbit Robin wasn't just going to push beyond GSM-only compatibility and give supporters the option for a CDMA model that worked with Verizon, but also one that would operate on Sprint, it was definitely cause to be excited. Now it's nearly time for the first Robin handsets to ship out to backers, and that group was supposed to also ...

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    Vice City. Full of fattening foods, business propositions of the nether regions, fewer grand theft auto charges than you'd think would be there and — for one week out of the whole year — tech here, tech there and tech everywhere. I don't know how Pocketnow's largest ground crew survived through all of it, but they did. And they're here to tell the tale. (Recorded) LIVE from CES 2016, this is episode 182 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Check out the high-quality audio version of our podcast right here or on your podcasting feeds starting today at 11:00am Eastern or you can also catch our ...

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    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 ...

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    Why must all good things come to an end? More importantly, why must they end before we get to truly appreciate them? Case in point, the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. It feels like it only started yesterday. Because, well, it technically did. But as always, the vast majority of high-profile exhibitors hurried to take the wraps off their shiny new gadgets in the days leading up to the expo’s formal kick-off. And now here we are, still roughly 24 hours away from the official conclusion of CES 2016, already knowing the party’s over. Nonetheless, Day 4 (technically, Day 2) of ...

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    Pre-orders for the Nextbit Robin -- the cloud-first smartphone -- have opened on October 22, 2015. Those who wanted to get their hands on the smartphone had to cough up $399, and be very patient until February of this year (next month), when their orders will be shipped. The situation isn't much better when it comes to those who have initially backed the project on Kickstarter. At CES 2016, the company's chief designer Scott Croyle revealed that February 16 is the date when the Nextbit Robin will ship out to its first 1,000 backers. However, according to The Verge, the phone has been ...

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    Nextbit introduced the Robin smartphone back in September as part of a crowdfunding project, spinning the tale of an affordable, powerful, cloud-friendly handset and inviting shoppers to pledge their money in the hopes of making this dream a reality. Interest has exploded since then, and we've seen Nextbit repeatedly up the ante as it made Robin available to more and more potential users, coming out with CDMA support. The crowdfunding may be over, but you've still got the chance to pre-order the phone ahead of its February arrival. If you do so now – and we mean right friggin' now – ...

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    Missed out on Nextbit Robin’s exciting Kickstarter campaign and the early bird $300 and $350 prices, but still want to lend a hand to the materialization of the “cloud-first” phone? Then prepare to cough up $399, and wait until at least February 2016 to have the thing shipped. Without a doubt, the main claim to fame here is the promise you’ll never run out of storage space, as the “smarter than smart” Robin automatically pushes to the cloud any data it feels you’re not actually using. Fret not though, as nothing is ever lost either, and you’ll always be able to access or ...

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    Nextbit is a small band of rebels who want to free people from the limits of today's mobile technology, or at least that's how Nextbit describes itself. The device the company is peddling is called "robin", and it promises to be a superphone that lives in the cloud. Let me pause for a moment while you "ooh" and "ahh" over all the buzz words and promises. M'kay, ya done now? Good. Let's move on. Nexbit, at the core, is a crowdsourced phone maker - just like Yotaphone, Fairphone, and others. Yotaphone Yotaphone fell flat on its face, at least here in the United States. Backers who supported ...

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    Does the Nextbit Robin have what it takes to become the next OnePlus One, giving shoppers a real alternative to smartphones coming from the larger manufacturing behemoths? We should start finding out early next year, when the Robin first becomes available to supporters who backed Nextbit's Kickstarter efforts. Initially announced for GSM-based networks only, last week we saw reservations get started for a CDMA-friendly variant of the Robin. Problem was, it only boasted compatibility with Verizon's network, leaving loyal Sprint fans behind. In a new announcement today, Nextbit rights that ...

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    Update: Now with more silicon than ever. Hey, do me a favor? Next time you go on down to the Piggly Wiggly, see if they've got them there tablet six packs? I won't have 'em all, I promise; I just want a couple for the road. Yep, things got a little craaaaaazy in mobile technology this week. In the midst of our comprehensive Moto X Pure Edition review and a boatload of hands-ons from CTIA in Las Vegas, we've seen Nextbit announce a cloud-based smartphone, Apple allow an ad blocker into the App Store, and Amazon release, yes, tablet six-packs. And on top of all that, we've got some ...

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    Early this month, just before all the hubbub of IFA, we witnessed the launch of an Android smartphone from a new player with an interesting story behind it, as Nextbit unveiled its Robin handset. With a custom cloud-focused Android build, some solid hardware, and an affordable crowd-funded price tag, there were ample reasons to pay attention to the Robin, but not everyone who might be interested in the smartphone was able able to get on board. At least, while the phone debuted with some broad LTE support, it didn't have CDMA coverage, making it a non-starter for users on Sprint or Verizon. ...

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    In today’s sea of flat slabs, it’s hard to deny that even though today’s smartphones are very capable products, they aren’t really smart about learning more about its user. Nextbit is a new smartphone company that intends to change that, and we were recently invited to learn more. Nextbit has already garnered a lot of fame for a ton of reasons over the last couple of weeks. To start, its leadership team is composed by some of the genius minds that made Android what it is today, and that made HTC famous for design. Second is the fact that the company’s Nextbit Robin kickstarter ...

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    So far, so good for Nextbit. Make that "goody good" as of this post because its Kickstarter fund for the Robin smartphone has attained nearly double the original goal of $500,000. And after a rousing unveiling during IFA and a further fleshing of the details at CTIA, we're looking at an interesting development that could set this crowdfunded phone apart from others like YotaPhone, Fairphone and others. In an update to their Kickstarter page, the project team said they were looking into, but not confirming that they are building a version of Robin supporting Verizon and Sprint, the US's ...

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    On the company's website, we learn that "Nextbit is a small band of rebels who want to free people from the limits of today’s mobile technology." It's a new company formed to try to attack the smartphone market from a different angle since the market seems kind of boring these days. Everyone just keeps releasing phones and user experiences that copy each other even if what everyone else is doing makes no sense at all. All smartphones out there are currently just a rectangular touch screen with a grid of app icons that launch something when you tap them. Sometimes the screen size ...

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