How To: Get the Nextbit Robin's Camera & Gallery Apps on Any Android Device

Get the Nextbit Robin's Camera & Gallery Apps on Any Android Device

After a successful Kickstarter campaign, a new smartphone manufacturer named Nextbit emerged, then released its first flagship device—the Nextbit Robin. The headlining feature of this colorful gadget is its cloud-based app storage, but the phone itself comes with a very polished and sophisticated suite of software.

Thanks to some great work by developer Nicolo D'Evangelista over on XDA-Developers, we can enjoy some of the Nextbit Robin's software on other Android devices. His ported versions of the Camera and Gallery apps will install on any device running Marshmallow or higher, so the setup is really simple, and I'll show you how to do it below.

Requirements

Step 1: Download & Install the Nextbit Robin Apps

To get started, simply download the Nextbit Gallery and Camera installers, then tap either of the "Download complete" notifications. From there, press "Install," then tap "Done," and repeat this process for the second app as well.

Step 2: Try Out Your New Apps

With the apps now installed, you're ready to try them out. For starters, the Gallery app is simple and beautiful, with some nice blur effects going on in the background. It doesn't offer any image editing features, but it uses some Material Design, and it's lightning-fast.

The camera app, on the other hand, is more powerful than its simple interface may lead you to believe. If you tap the + button, the control bar will expand to show more options—but if you tap the grid icon here, you'll be able to switch between shooting modes. One of the modes is a full manual camera, where you can tweak exposure, white balance, and ISO, so it's a very powerful shooter packaged in an easy-to-use interface.

Cover photo and screenshots by Dallas Thomas/Gadget Hacks

3 Comments

Sir, need a little info about this app. Running Marshmallow on my LG Stylo 2 plus. I downloaded the camera app. when open it only shows 1/4 viewing area . Nothing like what your photo shows. WHY?

That didn't work either. Has to be my phone then. I uninstalled it.
Thank you for your reply.

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