NEXTBIT ROBIN Posts on XDA

Xiaomi Mi 5/5s/5s Plus, Mi Mix, Mi Note 2, and Nextbit Robin get support for LineageOS 16 based on Android Pie

If you are interested in modding your device, whether it's in the short or long term, Xiaomi devices are great choices. The cheap prices of their smartphones coupled with custom development-friendliness helps a lot. One of the best ROMs available for these phones (and pretty much any phone, while we're at it) is LineageOS. Everyone's...

Nextbit Robin, Honor 4/4X, and more now support LineageOS 15.1

As many of us are looking ahead to Android 9 Pie and LineageOS 16.1 (in the way future), there is still a lot of work being done with LineageOS 15.1 (and 14.1 as well). Android Oreo may not be the latest version of Android anymore, but thanks to the folks at LineageOS, these updates are...

Nextlit is an App That Uses the Nextbit Robin’s LEDs for Notifications

The Nextbit Robin, a crowdfunded project from hardware startup Nextbit, is a community-driven phone that was competitive in its price bracket. Nextbit was acquired by Razer last year and development on Robin came to a close in January, but that didn't stop the developer community at XDA from doing what it does best. Folks in the...

Nextbit Robin’s Cloud Storage Servers Will Shut Down on March 1, 2018

It's not easy for new companies to enter the smartphone market -- the competition's fierce, and it takes really unique features to stand out from the crowd. When startup company Nextbit announced the Kickstarter-backed Nextbit Robin, one of its standout features was Smart Storage, which dynamically expanded the phone's local storage by syncing photos, applications, and other...

Nextbit Ends Customer Support for the Robin

Crowdfunded products have a bit of a stigma to them as they are generally plagued with issues right from the start. This didn't happen with the Nextbit Robin though. In fact, the company did a great job at not only delivering the product they advertised, but they didn't disappear after it shipped either. However, there...

CarbonROM Update Brings Energy Aware Scheduling to the Nextbit Robin

Ever since Google hopped on to the Energy Aware Scheduling (EAS) feature train, developers on our forums have been working hard to bring this feature to the devices they support. The feature optimizes energy consumption for multi-core SoCs, and it requires significant kernel patches to get it working. The advantages of EAS are described in...

Official Nextbit Robin 7.1.1 Update is now Available

The Nextbit Robin is a great 2016 mid-range smartphone for Android enthusiasts. The phone launched with Android Marshmallow on board, but thanks to support from the company users have been able to treat themselves to some sweet Nougat-y flavor via custom ROMs. Eventually, the company released an official Android 7.0 Nougat update back in March, and today...

Paranoid Android returns with Android 7.1.2 Builds: Pie Controls, Color Engine, and More!

Paranoid Android's recently teased a return to form with a revamped Pie control and Android Nougat on board, and while a few users are skeptical of their return, the team is ready to unveil that what they've been working on in the shadows. The wait is finally over - Paranoid Android has returned with Android...

OmniROM Status Update – Moto G4/G4 Plus and Redmi Note 3 Added, Improved Camera for Xperia X/X Compact

It's been a while since we last talked about OmniROM. The Omni team has been very busy with a number of administrative tasks but found a brief moment to post an update on that they've been working on lately. Omni, just like most Android custom ROM teams, uses Gerrit as its code review portal. The team did...

Nextbit has Officially been Acquired by Razer

You may know of Razer as the company who sells high-end PCs and PC accessories, but they got into the Android business in 2015 and even relaunched the OUYA store as Cortex for the Razer Forge TV. They haven't been very active in the community since then, but it seems they aren't done with the...

Paranoid Android Announces Nextbit Robin Support, ROM Update And Nougat Plans

The folks over at Paranoid Android, the custom ROM that brought to us features like Per-App Layouts, Floating Windows and Pie Controls way back in the day, have still kept themselves busy all this time. Today, they bring us news that they have added another device to their supported device lineup, along with a ROM...

7 Days Later: Hands-On with the Nextbit Robin Update + Update on Development

Last month, we reviewed the Nextbit Robin, a beautifully designed smartphone that focuses on cloud storage as its forte. At the time, we noted that the device was suffering from below-average battery life as well as slow camera performance, but that overall the device was still a solid buy (in my opinion, a better buy than...