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LineageOS 18.1 brings Android 11 to almost 60 phones

LineageOS 18.1 brings Android 11 to almost 60 phones

Out with the old, in with the new: LineageOS cut support for Android 9 Pie earlier this year, and to make up for the loss, the open-source project has just released version 18.1 based on Android 11. It comes with official support for about 60 phones and tablets.

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LineageOS brings Android 10 to the Nextbit Robin, Moto G5, and more

LineageOS brings Android 10 to the Nextbit Robin, Moto G5, and more

LineageOS is the most popular custom ROM around, as it has extended the life of many phones and tablets that would have otherwise been abandoned. Even for phones still receiving software updates from the original manufacturer, Lineage can sometimes work better than the stock software, and it's a popular option for 'de-Googling' Android devices. Since our last roundup, several more phones have been added to the official Android 10 build roster (and a few have been removed).

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[Update: Nextbit Robin and other devices too] LineageOS 16 Pie adds support for 2016 Pixels, Xiaomi Mi 8, and more

[Update: Nextbit Robin and other devices too] LineageOS 16 Pie adds support for 2016 Pixels, Xiaomi Mi 8, and more

After months of anticipation, the popular LineageOS custom ROM finally released a version based on Android 9 Pie last month. The project has already updated 30 devices to Pie, but now a few more have been added. Also, two phones now have official Oreo builds.

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LineageOS 15.1 arrives on the Nextbit Robin, Lenovo Yoga Tab 2 Plus, and other devices

LineageOS 15.1 arrives on the Nextbit Robin, Lenovo Yoga Tab 2 Plus, and other devices

The last time we covered the LineageOS custom ROM, official Oreo builds for the Fairphone 2 and Huawei Honor 4X went live. The Lineage community doesn't seem to take a rest, as multiple new devices have been added to the build roster since then - including the Nextbit Robin and Lenovo Yoga Tab 2 Plus.

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Razer will shut down cloud storage for the Robin on March 1st

Razer will shut down cloud storage for the Robin on March 1st

The Nextbit Robin launched in 2016, and one of its unique features was 'Smart Storage.' Nextbit offered 100GB of cloud storage with every phone, where users could offload unused apps (along with the app data) to the cloud, and then easily restore them later. Support for the Robin has been winding down over the past few months, so it should come as no surprise that the cloud functionality will soon stop working.

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

[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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Nextbit has ended customer support for the Robin

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

[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

[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

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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