Nextbit Robin Android smartphone was launched by Nextbit a crowdfunding campaign Kickstarter Flagship company in September 2015. The most excited and unique feature of this phone that company provides free 100 GB cloud storage space to users.
Because of this feature, this flagship phone crossed $1 million USD funding goal within just two weeks. Robin by Nextbit gained tremendous popularity worldwide within the launch of few weeks.
Nextbit Robin, the smartphone that never runs out of space syncing the apps, gallery media files to the cloud storage of 100 GB and to free up local storage on the device is the major feature of this device.
But Nextbit has finally decided to shut down its 100 GB cloud service for the Robin smartphone. The company is sending emails to Robin’s users and telling them cloud smart storage service will be no longer available from 1 March 2018.
The company is asking users to retrieved theirs data from the cloud smart storage before shutting down. Users can sign in to the smart storage to collect data or use Nextbit’s website tool cloud.nextbit.com
All the personal data will be available and can be collected until 1 April 2018, after this data will be cleared out by the company.
End of Robin?
As we know Nextbit is acquired by the gaming giant company Razor in 2017. All the Nextbit assets are under the Razor company and Razor together with Nextbit launched Razor phone a gaming smartphone.
Although Razor has announced that Nextbit Robin smartphone keeps getting support until February 2018. No new software updates will be there in future for the Nextbit Robin. Ending of cloud smart storage service for Robin is a gesture towards the end of Robin.
I personally a big fan of this fan and using Nextbit Robin smartphone from past two years. This surely a downhearted announcement by the company.