NextBit Offering Web Client Beta
Jul 7, 2016, 1:31 PM by Eric M. Zeman
Nextbit today said owners of the Robin smartphone can test a web-based client for accessing files that have been moved off the phone and stored in the cloud. The client lets people log into their Nextbit account from a computer and view photos and other content. With regard to photos, the client permits zooming in and out and displays meta data captured by the camera. The client also allows Robin owners to select and download photos to their PC or share them with friends via social networks. Nextbit says the web client is available to people who've joined the Nexbit Beta Program. More features are on the way, and Nextbit hopes to roll out the tool to all Robin owners shortly.
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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