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[Update: $99.99] Deal alert: Nextbit Robin is just $109.99 on eBay

The Nextbit Robin, much like the legendary HP TouchPad, became a much better device after the price dropped. The cost has continued to fall over the past few months, and now you can buy one for just $109.99 on eBay - the lowest we've seen it drop.

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Guide: The best phones and tablets for LineageOS

The following post was written by Ryne Hager and Corbin Davenport.

The vast majority of Android device buyers don't know or care what a custom ROM is. And that's completely fine - a phone or tablet's stock ROM will be enough for 99.9% of potential users. But for the 0.1% that like to tinker, the development community surrounding a given device can drastically impact the value. Your purchase can become a much better deal if there is a wealth of custom ROM options available, extending its lifespan for possibly years (and nearly a decade for the HD2).

There are quite a few popular custom ROMs in the wild, but LineageOS is probably one of the best overall.

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Nextbit has ended customer support for the Robin

The Nextbit Robin has been popping up for next to nothing on eBay and Amazon lately, which isn't surprising as the company behind the funky little smartphone has been swallowed up by the glowing green maw of Razer. Nextbit has been winding down support for the Robin as it moves on as a Razer subsidiary. Today, support for the Robin is officially ending. Bummer.

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[Re-review] Last year's Nextbit Robin is an entirely different (and better) phone at $130

How little can you spend on a phone in 2017 and still have a good experience? Companies like Lenovo-owned Motorola and BLU are pushing the envelope when it comes to the budget segment in the US. But, even a dated flagship can outcompete almost everything in the current entry-level market, and right now you can pick up one of 2016's most overlooked examples, the Nextbit Robin, for around $130 from Amazon. We think that deserves a second look.

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[Deal Alert] Get the Nextbit Robin on Amazon for $117.99

The Nextbit Robin is one of the best options, if not the best option, for Android phone buyers on a tight budget. After Nextbit was purchased by Razer, prices for the phone began to drastically fall from its $299 MSRP, and now you can buy it for just $117.99 on Amazon.

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Nextbit Robin is being updated to Android 7.1.1

The Nextbit Robin was a good value when it was released, and an even greater value for those who have bought it on sale recently. Many, including myself, didn't expect to see major software updates once Nextbit was purchased by Razer, but the phone is surprisingly now receiving an update to Android 7.1.1.

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[Deal Alert] Get a Nextbit Robin for $129.99 on eBay

After earning $1.3 million on Kickstarer, the Nextbit Robin was released to the public to mostly good reviews. Earlier this year, Nextbit was acquired by Razer, seemingly putting an end to the Robin lineup. On the bright side, the Robin has continued to drop in price, and now you can find it for just $129.99 on eBay.

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[Update: Nexus 4 is back after a short break] Lineage OS update re-adds Nextbit Robin support, says goodnight to the Nexus 4

Since LineageOS rose from the ashes of the ever popular CyanogenMod custom ROM at the beginning of the year, the community has been hard at work releasing incremental updates on a bi-weekly basis. Each one brings new features and support for more devices. The previous update to LineageOS 14.1 arrived with support for 9 further devices, including the Moto Z Play and Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5. The latest changelog includes additional support for just 1 extra device, the Nextbit Robin, which has been re-added. It also announces that the Nexus 4 will no longer be officially supported.

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Razer has shut down the Nextbit community site [Update]

It's hard for a startup to get into the competitive world of smartphones, but Nextbit made a go of things for a while. The Robin was a good phone, but the company was acquired by Razer early this year. Nothing much has changed since then, but now the Nextbit community site has been taken offline. It simply redirects to the Razer home page.

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[Deal Alert] Get a Nextbit Robin for $136.99 ($163 off) from eBay

The Nextbit Robin was released to the general public last year, after it finished its Kickstarter campaign at over $1.3 million. It was an interesting phone, and over the past few months, we've seen it drop lower and lower in price. Now you can get the Robin for just $136.99 - a $163 discount from its current MSRP.

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