Innovation doesn't just have to serve what may be the most popular feature of a product that people use every day. In fact, it should go beyond popularity.
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Google has confirmed that it has abandoned the project. The modular smartphone concept was targeted for a commercial launch in 2017.
The modular smartphone project that was supposed to pilot in Puerto Rico a long time ago may be ready for consumers next year.
Modular phones are becoming a thing. Or so LG hopes. One of the most popular modular phones of later has been Project Ara, Google’s modular device that will have a Lego-like structure of swapping out components that are sold out of lunch wagons. I’m not even making this up. This is an interesting concept since it adds two things to your phone which cannot normally be added – longevity and ease of repair. LG’s modular design adds a new dimension to the equation – expandability. But the question is, are those things that the modern smartphone needs? Or is the [...]
At least, just yet. But with just a logo, a silent Twitter account and an email for developers, we hoped for more disquiet from Project Ara.
Google appears to be probing an experimental variant of its highly anticipated Project Ara modular smartphone, though benchmarked data isn't to be trusted.
Yet another Project Ara contender nears materialization, with the modular PuzzlePhone ready to ask for crowd-financing in early November.
Google ATAP's evoking night mode with its new white-on-black Project Ara logo.
Apparently the Project Ara guys fancy themselves a bunch of jokesters, and had us all going with their reports of failed Project Ara drop tests.
Google's lost confidence in the Project Ara magnetic module connection system, and is working on an alternate way to secure components.
We'll be waiting until next year to check out Google's dream of a modular smartphone as plans for Project Ara 2016 test marketing get announced.
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.”
Furniture. Cafeteria food. Swiss army knives. All of these, when done well, can be a success when made modular. Well, we’re watching two companies as they try to make pieces of the smartphone: Dutch outfit Fairphone and Google-managed development effort, Project Ara.
Fairphone has already released a first iteration of its device with the Fairphone 2 on the way. Ara’s still in the larva stage with test markets only staring to get first-wave parts. But each group’s ideas of which pieces should be in the modular smartphone puzzle can get pretty far [...]
Learn more about the Fairphone 2, a new modular smartphone that takes a far different approach to what Project Ara has done lately
Learn more about the new camera modules that Toshiba has prepared for Google's Project Ara, something we're anticipating for MWC 2015
Modularity helped boost the presence of the home PC, could modular phones do the same thing for Android? Is that what Project Ara is really about?
What will the Project Ara market pilot bring smartphone shoppers in Puerto Rico? Get an early preview.
Google's previewing some of the Project Ara chips that will be available as options, and the NVIDIA Tegra K1 is set to be among them.
The dev conference isn't until next month, but today we get an early look at the next Project Ara hardware prototype.
The modular phone race is on: meet Puzzlephone, the latest in a list of competitors to Project Ara in the sector.