- News tagged "project ara"
Monday, 5 Sep 2016
One of Google's most high profile 'moon shot' projects is officially over; Google has confirmed that its Project Ara modular smartphone has been cancelled.
Monday, 23 May 2016
The Android OS modular smartphone for Google has been brought back to life, with the developer edition of the phone shipping out this year.
Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014
It looks like Google's Project Ara modular smartphone has some competition. The Puzzlephone is a modular Android smartphone concept being designed by Finnish startup Circular Devices with plans to ship in late 2015.
Thursday, 30 Oct 2014
Google has announced that it will be hosting its second Project Ara Developer Conference for the modular smartphone platform in January next year. Two events will be held, the first will be on 14th January 2015 at Google's global HQ at Mountain View in California, with the agenda repeated on 21st January in Singapore.
Friday, 27 Jun 2014
Google showed off a (nearly) working prototype of its Project Ara modular smartphone concept at Google I/O today, and also shared more insights into the progression of the project, including why it is investing in a 3D printer that can print 50 times faster than traditional 3D printers.
Thursday, 17 Apr 2014
Google has unveiled an ambitious modular smartphone concept at its Project Ara Developer Conference that would let customers swap out major components, including the camera, speakers and GPS module. The device would retail for just US$50 for the basic smartphone, and could be available as early as January 2015.
Wednesday, 30 Oct 2013
Motorola recently unveiled Project Ara, a free and open hardware platform for creating highly modular phones. Early designs of these phones show that each and every part can be swapped around, letting users choose what their devices can do, and how much they cost.