Over the past few years, the tech world has become fascinated with a new concept, modular smartphones. The ability to change at will, to add and subtract, and to continuously update is one that immediately piques the interest. Attempts have been made, though few have found success. Google suspended Project Ara, LG ditched ... Read More »
Cyanogen OS is a great operating system that allows tons of customization, but I don’t think many people expected it to take off in the mainstream. Manufacturers using an aftermarket ROM that they have little control over just doesn’t sound logical.
However, Cyanogen Inc. has announced the Modular OS program, which aims to boost adoption ... Read More »
The LG G5 featured a modular design that lets you swap out the bottom section of the device for other modules, like a camera grip or a higher-end DAC. Unfortunately, the G5 did quite poorly in the market, causing LG to post a six percent year-over-year decline in Q2.
Then came ... Read More »
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Yesterday we heard an unfortunate rumor claiming that Google may be shutting the Project Ara modular smartphone down. It wasn’t official then, but Google has now confirmed that this is the case.
The project is technically suspended rather than dead, but the point is that we won’t be seeing a Project Ara phone released. ... Read More »
Bad news, Project Ara fans: Google was planning on releasing a Developer Edition of Ara this fall, but it looks like Google’s modular phone effort may be done for.
Google has suspended Project Ara as part of an effort to streamline its hardware plans. That’s according to sources ... Read More »
Lenovo has finally announced the latest line of Motorola devices. Sorry folks, no RAZR device here. However, the devices announced are definitely interesting ones, with some awesome features and some major drawbacks.
The Moto Z is a new device with some flagship specs. It features a 5.5-inch ... Read More »
The LG G5 is destined to be one of 2016′s biggest flagships, but the rumor mill has been surprisingly quiet regarding the device. But a new report from CNET Korea is changing that, with the site reporting that the LG G5 will have an intriguing new design to allow for a removable battery. ... Read More »
While we’re all excited to see progress for Project Ara, there isn’t much news lately. The latest bit of news doesn’t exactly relate to the hardware itself, but is the new logo for the project. It’s a very simple black background with ARA written vertically, with each letter facing a different direction. Interesting and simple, ... Read More »
Project Ara is still well underway despite the delay, and the team is still working hard on the device. The previous plan was to hold the modules in place with electropermanent magnets, which require energy to become magnetic, but no energy to stay magnetic. ... Read More »
At its Project Ara Developers Conference in Mountain View, Google today announced two very significant advancements regarding Project Ara. The first is the Spiral 2, the first Project Ara phone that will be sold. The Spiral 2 is currently specced lower than most flagships. The base model features a 1280×720 display, light and ... Read More »