When Nextbit was developing the Robin smartphone, one of the unique selling points was going to be the unending storage space available. The plan to make this happen was to provide all the space a user would need by having storage handled by a cloud service. Like the Robin phone and Nextbit itself, those servers will be shutting down soon putting an end to the unlimited storage buyers of the Robin phones thought they were getting.
Nextbit’s Smart Storage service, which was the brand name they were using for their cloud-based storage, will shutdown on March 1st. At that time all users will be signed out of Smart Storage and will no longer have access according to an email sent to users.
Robin phone users need to sync their data to store it locally on their phone or find an alternative place to store the data. If the latter option is chosen, users can head over to cloud.nextbit.com to use a download tool provided by the company. No matter which option is chosen, users only have until April 1 to retrieve their data from the Smart Storage servers as Nextbit says they will purge those servers at that time.
The demise of the cloud service was likely inevitable after Nextbit was purchased by Razer last year so that Razer could tap into Nextbit’s expertise to bring their own smartphone to market. Since then, pieces of the Nextbit project have been slowly shutting down, like support for the Robin phone and then closure of all social media channels in November.
source: The Verge