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LineageOS Changelog 23: Night Display controls Night Mode, Expandable Volume and Quick Settings, Call Recording, and more

LineageOS was born from the ashes of CyanogenMod back in late 2016/early 2017, and since its beginning, the custom Android distribution has grown to support dozens of devices with millions of users. Back in late February of 2019, the team announced LineageOS 16 based on Android 9 Pie for 24 devices. Over the last few...

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...

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...

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...

Nextbit Releases a Nougat Beta with Help from Paranoid Android

The folks behind the Nextbit Robin have announced they've begun beta tests for their upcoming Nougat release. For anyone who wants to participate, the company asks that you fill out this form to send in your request. However, they warn anyone who has made any type of modification to their phone to stay away from...

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...

Nextbit Robin XDA Review: The Cloud Phone That’s Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

Amidst the vast sea of high-end flagship smartphones, it's difficult to imagine how a newcomer could compete. That's why Nextbit opted to avoid the water and instead go by air with their cloud-based Robin, aimed at the upper mid-range market. Priced at $399, the Nextbit Robin competes with the likes of Google's Nexus 5X, the Motorola Moto X...

Nextbit Robin “Electric Edition” Quick Look: Thoughts on Exclusive Design, Performance

There are plenty of examples of failed Kickstarter smartphones, smartwatches, tablets, and other technology. However, being either a dreamer or a glutton for punishment - I backed another one many months ago.The Nextbit Robin jumped out at me with a unique design, some known names in the industry, and a fantastically friendly warranty policy.The user’s...

On Cloud Phones: A Nice Concept, but Rather Unnecessary Right Now

The cloud might be turning into an integral part of many users’ lives, but smartphones are not quite ready to fully rely on internet-dependent solutions for key storage and computing applications just yet.This initial statement sounds blunt, but at the moment, the applications for integrated cloud storage and computing solutions are very limited. While it is...