Check out the first cloud based Android smartphone: the Nextbit Robin

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Have you ever thought of a phone that has a cloud based storage? A phone that seamlessly expands its storage online, making sure you always have space on your device. The Nextbit Robin learns your app usage patterns and accesses the space you need. It then offloads the stuff you don’t use to the cloud. This includes pictures, videos and apps. You can recall them by simply re-downloading.


Robin (by default) uploads the data when you’re connected to power and Wi-Fi, and the settings can be changed as you deem fit. Here’s a brief run down of its specifications:

  • Stock Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 5.2-inch 1080 x 1920 pixel display.
  • Snapdragon 808 processor.
  • 3 GB RAM/32 GB internal storage /100 GB free cloud storage.
  • 13 MP Auto focus camera, dual tone flash and 5 MP front camera.
  • Dual front facing speakers, NFC, Fingerprint sensor.
  • 2680 mAh battery.

The device is slated to be manufactured by Foxconn, and hopefully will be available by early 2016. For further details, check out their Kickstarter page on the source link.



  1. The only problem with this device, in Nigerian climate, is speed of internet.

    We barely have steady fast internet access for even phones with onboard memory… now cloud memory??? Lol!!! Maybe in the US or china, it will make some sense

  2. Are you talking of fast Internet, we should be concern it’s cost or our income increasing to buy it at the current rates.

  3. LOL

    Price hasn’t even been announced yet, and you’re already fretting??? Relax boss!

    By the way, the beauty of android is…if one manufacturer is insanely expensive, there are hundreds more that will take its place within a very short while.

    So No, im not worried about price. Im more worried about usability

  4. smh…. like say internet Na free gift of God almighty… let’s see if they won’t slap themselves

  5. Did you say download the unused apps again and again each time you need them? Omo see gobe *singing in Davido’s voice*

  6. A few years ago there was a post here about cloud storage, and a number of people – including myself – balked at the idea. Now many of us here are using Google Drive or Dropbox.

    It’s just a matter of time.

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