The smart feature was a selling point of the phone and provided seamless integration between local storage and the cloud. This feature allowed users to have their apps, photos and content synced to the cloud and stored there in cases of low local storage. The feature was critically acclaimed, and even Apple has now implemented a similar feature on its own iOS devices.
In an email to fans, the firm said thanked users for trying out the Robin but confirmed that it would be shutting down Smart Storage services on March 8, 2018. Users were, of course, urged to download their data from the smart storage service before it shut down.
While content like apps would be rendered inaccessible immediately after the shutdown of the service on March 1st, Nextbit is offering users up to April 1st to download their images from Nextbit Cloud.
As NexbitOS is based on Android anyway, users can easily download the Google Photos app and back up their contacts there. Considering the tech-savvy base that the Robin appealed to, it is hard to imagine that anyone would have used Nexbit's photo backup service in lieu of Google's.
For Robin users, this is just another nail in the decline of Nextbit, after being purchased by Razer. The firm had subsequently gutted phone support last August, though it promised to push updates till February 2018. It is anticipated that all resources will continue to go towards the well-received Razer phone.