Google’s Project Ara modular Android phone developer edition coming in Q4
Interesting concept… A modular phone… Reminds me of times when we built our own PCs… Do you like the idea of a modular phone?
Google, Inc. is finally bringing its modular Android phone, Project Ara, to market with developers being able to get their hands on the device later this year.
Project Ara was first conceived by Motorola Mobility, Inc. back in 2013, and was retained by Google when it sold the company to Lenovo; the concept of the project was to deliver free, open hardware for modular smartphones where a user is able to swap out the various aspects of the phone for new alternatives when they became available, a phone that could be upgraded as the years progressed.
The idea of a fully modular phone, however, has been abandoned by Google, who in a presentation at their I/O developer conference Friday showed a phone which is, for a lack of a better term, only partially modular.
Google’s new Project Ara phone has lost the ability for users to swap out the processor, RAM, and perhaps more disappointingly the screen given the emergence of Google’s own Daydream VR platform will see many users…
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