The premise of the Project Ara/Phonebloks partnership is incredibly promising and exciting. A modular smartphone with swappable parts is a dream for many, and it seems like the dream is becoming reality. The latest update video from Phonebloks shows off the history of Project Ara, and where the team started.
Now that the Advanced Technology and Projects group is working under Google instead of Motorola, we might see Ara grow even faster. We’re going to be seeing a development conference in April, where the company will be showing off the alpha version of the device. The developer kit will also be released for manufacturers to get started on modules. And if the base price really is $50 without modules, this project really might succeed.
Obviously, we’re all excited about Project Ara. Creating our own phone, with each module hand picked to our taste, is something we’ve wanted for a very long time. We’re sure you’re just as excited as us about this, so tell us what kind of modules you want to see for Ara!