Android smartphone with 100GB of cloud storage announced

Nextbit RobinA campaign to fund a new smartphone called the Nextbit Robin has got underway on Kickstarter, with an emerging manufacturer seeking $500,000 (£327,000) to build this cloud-powered device.

The Robin will be the first handset to emerge from Nextbit, a company which includes ex-Google and HTC employees on its roster of talent. And it is set to offer undiluted access to 100GB of cloud storage to supplement the 32GB of space that is available onboard.

It is not just pictures and videos that will be synched with the cloud at opportune moments, but also entire applications, saving on space while still giving users on-demand access to whatever services they require.

A cutting edge octa-core processor, as well as 3GB of RAM, a 13 megapixel primary camera and a selfie-friendly five megapixel snapper will make the Robin a competitive device from a hardware perspective. It will also feature a 5.2 inch display with a full HD resolution, all of which stacks up well against rivals, especially given that it will be sold for the equivalent of £260.

People have until the end of the month to back the device on Kickstarter, with the first models likely to arrive with backers in the first half of next year.