Nextbit Delivering Smaller System Update to Robin
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Jun 9, 2016, 9:36 AM by Eric M. Zeman
Nextbit today said it is sending a minor system update to its Robin smartphone. This upgrade makes changes to the speaker volume, giving the minimum setting a softer sound and also providing a more linear progression as users increase the volume from quiet to loud. Nextbit made a small tweak to the camera, improving stability when sharing pictures to the Line application. The update also throws in a couple of custom ringtones and installs the June 1 Android security patch from Google. Robin owners can download and install the update over the air for free. At the same time, Nexbit recently said that Amazon is running a sale on the Robin, which costs $299 for a limited time.
Nextbit announced the Robin last year, but the company is using CES 2016 to re-introduce the phone just ahead of its launch. This phone focuses on optimizing on-board storage using the cloud.
Nextbit hopes the Robin will convince people to jump into the cloud feet first. This Android smartphone prioritizes which apps and files get to stay on the phone, and which are relegated to Nextbit's servers.
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Nextbit this week warned owners of its Robin smartphone that it plans to shut down its Cloud Storage service on March 1. The company revealed the news in an email to customers.
May 3, 2016
Amazon is kicking off sales of the Nexbit Robin with a limited price. Anyone who buys the phone from Amazon between May 4 and May 10 will pay $299, rather than $399.
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Nextbit today said it plans to make a CDMA version of its Robin smartphone available via Kickstarter beginning Sept. 18.