Sunday, February 9, 2014

Phonebloks is Now a reality Called Project Ara by Google

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Remember the well-liked Phonebloks? We were inspired by the Phonebloks concept phone that had the ability to switch out a phone’s components the way most users change ringtones. Well, people over at Google and Motorola decided to make the concept bigger and came up with a brilliant new phone, Called Project Ara.
Soon after the official announcement about Lenovo’s getting hold of of Motorola while Project Ara was still only in conceptual phase, a word got out on the fate of the Project Ara modular phone. Motorola’s Advanced Technology group which developed the device, as well as its patents will remain with Google and we would positively love to see a customised phone.
Thus Phonebloks is Now a reality Called Project Ara by Google

Project Ara, the advanced Technology and Products group is working with Phonebloks creator Dave Hakkens on an "endoskeleton (endo) and modules." Announced about 3 months ago on the company blog by Paul Eremenko, the company says it's already "done deep technical work" and is opening the process up to the community and volunteers (aka Ara Scouts, sign up here) to commence n designing hardware modules. Its known goal is to do for hardware what it says Android has done for software: create a vibrant third-party developer ecosystem, lower the barriers to entry, increase the speed of innovation, and considerably compress development timelines."

Suggestions for modules include the phone's CPU, display, extra battery, external sensors or whatever thing anyone can think of. The timeline at present points to a Module Developer's Kit (MDK) release this winter, while those volunteers can expect an exclusive discount when the product launches and the 100 most active are getting free phones. Hakkens has described his design as a "phone worth keeping" -- with the capability to upgrade piece by piece and (optimistically) never experience obsolescence again we'd call this idea a phone certainly worth building.

According to people well-known with the subject, the division behind Project Ara will be integrated within the Android team at Google. The team of approximately one hundred people will make a short trip to relocate from Sunnyvale to Google’s offices in Mountain View, California.

Going forward, work on Project Ara will pick up the pace using Google’s extensive resources. We will be keeping a close observation on any kind of development.

Also Read:  Phonebloks, The Phone of Future.


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