Motorola Unveils Project Ara to Create Modular Smartphones
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Oct 29, 2013, 7:12 AM by Eric M. Zeman
Motorola today announced Project Ara, a new initiative with the goal of developing an ecosystem that creates and supports modular handsets. Motorola says it wants Ara to do for hardware developers what Android has done for software developers. Motorola says Ara modular phones will be based on an endoskeleton, which is the structural frame that holds all the modules in place. Device owners then can add modules - an extra battery, new processor, keyboard, display - to the endoskeleton to create their device. According to Motorola, it has been working on Project Ara for a year and has already completed the technical work to make Ara a reality. It is teaming with the Phonebloks community and hopes to offer an alpha version of its Module Developer's Kit (MDK) sometime this winter. Motorola believes that Project Ara will lower the barrier of entry for hardware makers and result in a vibrant, open community that will let people create unique and compelling devices. Project Ara is similar to what Modu hoped to do with its own modular devices several years ago. Modu, however, ceased operations in 2011 and sold some patents to Google, which now owns Motorola.
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That is going to need a case.
Everyone is down on their knees.
You ask," what happened, did someone lose a contact?"
"No, Bill dropped his phone and it went everywhere."
It would make a lot more sense to think that you will have to remove the back cover of the phone, along with the battery, sim card and memory card to access th...
This'll be interesting
Yes, a special version of android 4.4 will be made for Ara devices, and the drivers will be available to install through an application available from Google Play.
I wonder how will it be when chinese manufacturers...