The Nextbit Robin was launched last year and one of the interesting things about the phone is that it is cloud-based, unlike most phones that tend to rely on localized storage. It was an intriguing prospect, especially to the folks at Razer who announced earlier that they would be acquiring the company.
Unfortunately it also seems that the acquisition has effectively put an end to the Nextbit Robin as the company has announced that effective from the 1st of August, support for the Robin handset has been shut down. What this means is that phone and chat support will cease for the handset, although this doesn’t mean that the phone will be abandoned completely.
There are still plans to offer software patches for the device until February 2018, but after that it seems that Nextbit Robin owners shouldn’t expect too much. There is also no guarantee that the Robin will be getting the Android 8.0 O update, so once again don’t hold your breath. We suppose the alternative is to turn to the Android community in hopes for an Android O based custom ROM, but in terms of an official release, it seems that there is no guarantee.
It will be interesting to see what Razer plans to do with the company, especially since recently the company had announced that they had plans to disrupt the mobile gaming market. This has led to speculation that one of the reasons behind the acquisition of Nextbit is so that Razer will be able to create a phone of their own.