A team of former tech giants Apple, Google, and HTC have developed a new smartphone, Robin, that could eradicate the most annoying feature of today’s smartphone:Limited Storage. The company, Nextbit, tackles that problem by creating a cloud-based storage solution.
Nextbit believes that the OS, system UI, and applications take a big chunk of your smartphone storage and creating an integrated cloud OS would solve such problems. The company is also offering a smart, automatic way of uploading your photos and other data to make room on the smartphones local storage space. The company is offering a private 100GB storage box to all Robin users.
When your phone runs short on storage, the device will intelligently transfer the least-used apps to the cloud, and then delete them from your phone to save storage. If you need to run that particular application again, the device will download it and move other apps else to the cloud to make room for the new application.
Apart from the Cloud service, the device actually has some great hardware specs.
- 5.2-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display
- Qualcomm’s hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor
- 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal storage (with no microSD card slot).
- fingerprint sensor
- a 13-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera
- 2680mAh battery with a USB Type-C charging port
- Dual front speakers
- Connectivity: Single SIM, LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, and GPS.
The Nextbit Robin is available for purchase through Kickstarter with a $500,000 funding goal. The first 1,000 users only have to US$299 while the other have to raise the price to $349. The device will only begin shipping from January 2016.