Nextbit to end support for its cloud-centric smartphone on July 31


It's sad when a great product reaches end of life (EOL) status, but these are the beautiful intricacies of life in the smartphone industry. In order for a new device to make its way into the world, an old one needs to die.

One of the smartphones that many have seen as innovative, the Nextbit Robin is about to reach that EOL status at the end of the month. Nextbit folks have just announced that phone and chat support for their Robin smartphone will be suspended indefinitely on July 31.

Any information related to the phone will be handled through email after that date. Even though the company seems to be working on one last update that would fix some of the issues the community has pointed out, it's no guarantee it will be released by the end of the month.

Nextbit had been acquired by Razer earlier this year, so it's a bit unclear whether or not there will be other smartphones released by the small start-up in the future.

In related news, the Nextbit Robin had been recently on sale on eBay for just $110. However, seeing that Nextbit will suspend support for the could-oriented smartphone, this might not be such a good deal after all.

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