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Nextbit Robin in Ember now available for $299, video upload coming to Smart Storage

In addition to launching the Ember version of the Robin, Nextbit has also announced that video upload will soon be on its way to Smart Storage!
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July 27, 2016
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A few weeks ago Nextbit started teasing a new fiery red color option for its cloud-friendly Robin smartphone, and today the company is making it available for purchase. The Nextbit Robin in Ember is now available only at Nextbit.com for $299. The new color will only be available in a limited quantity, so once it’s gone, it’s gone. We aren’t sure how many of these units Nextbit produced, so you might want to snag one sooner rather than later if you’re interested.

Nextbit says they’ll also sell a limited number of the Ember Robin through Flipkart beginning next week, as this is the only place customers in India can buy the phone. If you’re interested, follow the link below to check it out.

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There are also some pretty big changes coming to Nextbit’s cloud service in August. Back when the Robin was first launched, Nextbit promised that support for video upload to the cloud would eventually be added to Smart Storage.

You'll soon be able to save more space on your Robin by uploading videos with Smart Storage
Although it isn’t rolling out to all users yet, Nextbit has announced that starting today, users in the beta channel will receive an update that adds video support. So just like with photos, older videos that you don’t watch (but still want to keep) will be archived. A thumbnail for the video will show up in your camera roll when a video is archived. This will certainly help save some storage space on your phone.

If you aren’t a member of the beta program, you can apply here. Nextbit will roll out this feature to all Robin users sometime in August.

Additionally, this update will include the Android July security update as well as improved thermal tuning.

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