Razer confirms the acquisition of the majority of the assets of Nextbit Systems Inc. and has brought onboard the employees and management of the company. According to Razer, Nextbit will operate as a standalone business unit under its own management and apart from the ongoing business of its parent company. Furthermore, Nextbit will continue with product support and software updates for its Robin smartphone. Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan released a statement regarding the acquisition of NextBit.
“Nextbit is one of the most exciting companies in the mobile space. Razer has a track record of disrupting industries where our technology and ability to design and innovate have allowed us to dominate categories with longstanding incumbents, such as the peripherals and laptop categories. With the talent that Nextbit brings to Razer, we look forward to unleashing more disruption and growing our business in new areas.” – Min-Liang Tan, Razer Co-Founder and CEO
About Nextbit Systems Inc.
Nextbit Systems Inc. was founded in 2013 by early Android veterans Tom Moss and Mike Chan and is based in San Francisco. In order to produce a groundbreaking phone that would challenge common smartphone shortcomings, Moss and Chan brought-on former HTC design lead Scott Croyle as chief design and product officer in 2014. The company launched Robin in 2015 as proof that software ingenuity can create performance beyond mere hardware specifications.
The Robin smart phone uses is an Android-based phone that uses the Nextbit OS with cloud integration. Because the cloud is integrated right into Android OS, the Robin can seamlessly expand your storage. The phone uses a fingerprint scanner, Google authentication and encrypted storage for security. The Robin packs a powerful Qualcomm™ Snapdragon 808 processor with a 5.2-inch 1080p IPS LCD display with Gorilla Glass 4. The Robin has 3 GB RAM, 32 GB onboard memory and 100 GB online via cloud.
Razer could be eyeing on the smart phone market in the future. Learn more about Nextbit and the Robin at the Nextbit website.