The promise of modular phones and the flexibility Google’s Project Ara proposes to bring to consumers has the tech community giddy with excitement. And we’ve just barely witnessed the very beginning. Announced via Google+ today, the next phase of Project Ara will be detailed just two weeks into the new year at a developer ... Read More »
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Google recently revealed that its Project Ara devices will run a special version of Android 5.0 Lollipop that’ll allow for most modules to be hot-swapped. But just how will you buy those modules in the first place? Now we know.
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Project Ara is the long-awaited effort to bring a modular smartphone to the masses. Instead of buying a smartphone and tossing it out when you upgrade, you’ll be able to swap out modules just by pulling them out and sliding new ones in. Everything from the processor to the display will be replaceable, and it seems people love ... Read More »
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This week’s episode dives into new details of Project Ara’s modular phone, the sale of Google Glass to the public, a quick hands-on review of the Samsung Galaxy S5 and why 4K video capture is a must-have (yes, you read that right) requirement for every high-end smartphone. Be sure to subscribe to the RSS feed to ... Read More »
With only a little more than a week to go before the first the Project Ara Developer Conference, a new video has gone up on the Phonebloks YouTube channel that introduces us to a few more key players on the Ara team and also gives us a quick look at how Google is working ... Read More »
So far, 2014 isn’t that different than 2013, recent changes in the mobile space could have a huge impact on what the final outcome of the year will look like. The sale of Motorola to Lenovo could dramatically change the mobile landscape, but Google’s Project Ara is aiming to change the fundamentals of how smartphone ... Read More »
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.
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When it was announced that Google would be selling Motorola to Lenovo late last month, word got around that Google would be keeping the Advanced Technology and Projects group that was formed inside Motorola and responsible for Project Ara. Google appears to be moving full steam ... Read More »
What exactly is going on inside Google right now? Just hours after announcing it would be selling Motorola to Lenovo, word got out that the Advanced Technology and Products group (responsible for the modular phone concept Project Ara) formed inside Motorola would be staying with Google. Hot on the heels of that rumor ... Read More »
While Lenovo will take ownership of Motorola Mobility, Google has actually kept one of the most interesting pieces of Motorola in this deal. The Advanced Technology and Projects group, headed by former DARPA Director Regina Dugan, is going to stay with Google.
The most public-facing product from this division is the modular phone ... Read More »