Nextbit’s Robin is an upcoming phone that boasts about it being a smarter smartphone. The Robin smartphone has the cloud infrastructure weaved inside the Android OS itself. The phone comes with unlocked bootloader and open-source driver, thus custom ROM development is expected to be quite easy for it. But there’s more good news coming from Nextbit’s side.
On its campaign page, Nextbit had mentioned CyanogenMod; that Users can change the ROMs and still avail warranty. With an interview with IBTimes, Nextbit has announced that they will be working with Cyanogen to create an official(alternate) Custom Rom for the Nextbit Robin. The Cyanogen OS rom will be available for Robin owners within the next few months.
It is worth noting that the Nextbit(as a software company) has partnered with Cyanogen in the recent past,to launch Baton on YU devices. Baton is an android app that syncs your app data to the cloud making it possible to handoff your usage from one android device to another(just like Apple’s continuity).
The launch of a Cyanogen ROM along with a stock Rom for the Robin will make it a device to look out for. The key features of the Nexbit Robin are: Cloud storage integration within the OS, great dedication to security, a bloat-free OS, available as GSM and CDMA variants for the users of various US users and a general version for various other countries.
Nextbit Robin Technical Specs
- QualComm Snapdragon 808 processor
- 3 GB of RAM with 32 GB onboard storage and 100 GB of cloud storage
- A 5.2” IPS LCD 1080p display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection
- 13 MP rear camera with phase detection auto focus and dual-tone flash
- A 5 MP front camera
- 2680 mAh battery
- Dual front facing stereo speakers
- A fingerprint scanner on the power button
- NFC, WiFi A/B/G/N/AC and Bluetooth 4.0 LE
- Qualcomm quick charging support