Nextbit Rolls Out Beta Program
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Jun 15, 2016, 10:00 AM by Eric M. Zeman
Nextbit has opened the Nexbit Beta Tester Program to allow Robin owners to check out experimental features before they released to everyone. Nextbit says users who sign up for the beta program will be expected to provide feedback on their experience with test software. "Nextbit Beta Testers are a group of Robin owners who raise their hands to provide our team with help and feedback," explained the company in a blog post. "As a member of the beta program, you have an opportunity to be included in various studies with direct access to the Nextbit team." Robin owners who are interested in joining the program need to fill out an application, but participation is free.
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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