The Nextbit Robin is expected to hit India as early as next week. While we will have to wait for the launch event to figure out the final price of this new smartphone, CTO and co-founder Mike Chan told IndianExpress.com that the phone will try and solve on the biggest pain points of mobile consumers, that of space.
With the Nextbit Robin, you will never run out of space as the phone backs up to the cloud when it is connected to Wi-FI. And it will never put you in a situation where you have to delete something, to download a new app or click a photo. When it reaches a certain threshold of space left on the device, it will automatically move unused apps and photos to the cloud.
The phone comes with 100GB of cloud storage free and users can buy more space if needed. India operations head Shankar Parasaram said the company was working on letting users access this cloud from other devices. Users also have the option of pinning apps, which won’t be removed in case of a space crunch.
Since a lot of our readers have asked how the backing up works, Parasaram has clarified that this process is done without the use of cellular data. Also, the process is designed in such a way that user data is always stored on the device itself. “In case of an app, the cloud understands if the same thing is stored by someone else on the cloud and will not pull up the entire app in that case,” he explained.
Chan, who has worked on Android during his stint in Google, said the idea was to create and experience that is as close as possible to pure Android and push timely updates. “In fact, we were among the first to launch with Marshmallow.”