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    The four-year-old modular smartphone project that began with Motorola's skunkworks has ended under Google's control, according to sources to the Reuters news agency. Google may elect to license the technology to manufacturers, but that's only a possibility at this point. The word inside Mountain View? Consolidation. It has been apparent that Google has been exerting more control over areas it has had demonstrated success or publicity on — CEO Sundar Pichai made this regime clear when talking about the Pixel (neé Nexus) smartphones — and would like to "unify [the company's] various ...

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    Who says we don't cover pockets at Pocketnow? Google's Advanced Technologies and Products unit — you know, the one that'll make sure Project Ara gets out to consumers next year — is working on another little ditty called "Project Jacquard". It is essentially trying to work with denim crafting company Levi's to make one of its signature Commuter trucker jackets, but with a cuff woven with touch sensors and a Bluetooth-enabled band embedded within. The band connects with your phone and allows you to swipe up or down on calls and notifications and even trigger actions — if third-party ...

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    Hey! It's Project Ara! We still remember that ambitious group of people who wanted to build a modular smartphone for the masses, right? Well, they've been a bit socially silent since Google I/O 2015. Furthermore, their schedule's been all out of wack: Ara was supposed to have made its way to Puerto Rico around the time of now. Not to worry, though, as someone from Project Ara has taken to Twitter to update us on what's coming up. First, a "hello" out of nowhere after spending a lot of time "making stuff." We've been busy...making stuff. Sorry for the tweeting hiatus! #ProjectAra ...

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    One of Google's ongoing ambitious projects is Project Ara, the modular smartphone letting you swap internal components at ease. One of the questions surrounding the project lately has been about which companies will sign on to deliver parts for the smartphone, and we are finally now seeing some news regarding this. Toshiba will be supplying chips for the smartphone, an oddity considering that the current chip market has been saturated by giants NVIDIA, Qualcomm, MediaTek, and Intel. The company will provide three different types of processors for the device, for both modules and the phone ...

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