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 »
Google’s latest Project Ara update was a huge one, met with just as many jeers as cheers. The modular device is actually going to be released next year! But you can swap out far fewer components than originally planned, which kind of ruins much of what made Ara exciting in the first ... Read More »
In August of last year, Project Ara not only got a new logo, but it was also revealed that there wouldn’t be electropermanent magnets installed in the devices any longer.
Now, on the final day of Google I/O, a pretty important update has finally landed. Google has revealed that the first Developer ... 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 »
Google’s Project Ara is one of the company’s more interesting creations. It’s a push by Google to create a modular phone that can be customized by customers, allowing them to swap out nearly all of the components including the camera, display and more. Not only would it allow a customer to create their ... Read More »
Project Ara is still very much just a project, but because the Google ATAP crew put it under the spotlight earlier today, many key details have surfaced on just how the modular smartphone will find its way to the real world later this year.
Following the reveal of the Spiral 2 and Spiral 3 prototypes along ... 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 »
Google’s modular phone concept, known as Project Ara, was first announced by Motorola over a year ago now.
The idea of a phone that could not only be built to the exact specifications that you wanted, but also could be updated piece by piece or modified for specific circumstances resonated ... Read More »