Former HTC and Apple employees are creating hardware together

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NextBit, a mobile developer that wanted to bring Handoff-style app switching to Android, is now getting into the hardware business. Recode reports that the startup now plans on designing its own smartphone. Though details are thin, the device will presumably showcase the company’s unique take on cloud storage. More information is promised for the coming weeks.

NextBit, which is run by alums from Google, Apple, HTC, and Amazon, initially unveiled its app transfer software late last year. Called Baton, the software allows the user to save their state in whatever app they’re using, and share that data to other Baton-ready device. Then, via a NextBit account, the same app can be opened on another device in the exact same spot. The one…

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