Nextbit to produce a value-based Android phone

Nextbit to produce a value-based Android phone
Last August, we told you that Cyanogen and start-up company Nextbit were working on a "really cool" mobile product. At the time, we wondered whether this was going to be a new smartphone. Now, after an announcement from Nexbit, it appears that this is exactly what was being planned. Nextbit CEO Tom Moss was one of the founding board members of Cyanogen. Chief Product Officer Scott Croyle, the man responsible for the gorgeous HTC One designs, left HTC 16 months ago to join the company. Obviously, we could see some really good things come from Nextbit.

CEO Tom Moss says that the Nextbit phone will stand out design-wise. And the connection with Cyanogen probably means that the phone will be pre-installed with Cyanogen's version of Android. With Nextbit's strong knowledge of cloud based systems, the phone will turn over to the cloud some of the features that jam up current handsets. We could see users able to move apps from their Android phone to another device, one of the features available from Nextbit's cloud suite.

The pricing for a new handset would probably be in the same range that we have seen for the OnePlus 2 and the recently unveiled Motorola Moto X Style aka Motorola Moto X Pure Edition in the U.S. These phones are priced $300 to $400 less than other flagship models.

With the pedigree of those behind this project, we're excited to see what develops here. After what we said last year, we will continue to keep our eyes on Nextbit.

source: AndroidAuthority

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