Puzzlephone Puzzlecluster Modules Computer

What could happen to smartphone modules when they die

By on January 26, 2015 at 9:45 PM.

What could happen to smartphone modules when they die

Google’s Project Ara isn’t the only modular smartphone concept out there, though Google is closer than anyone else to actually selling such devices. Puzzlephone is one such other device, though the team behind it has a different approach than Google when it comes to modules. More →

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Project Ara Spiral 2 Specs and Release Date

Spiral 2 is the first modular smartphone you’ll be able to buy

By on January 15, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

Spiral 2 is the first modular smartphone you’ll be able to buy

Google on Wednesday unveiled more details about its modular smartphone plans at the Project Ara Developers Conference, announcing the first such handset that interested fans are going to be able to buy. Set to debut in Puerto Rico later this year, where Google will conduct its first market test, the first Project Ara phone will not be the high-end Android handset you may have been fantasizing about. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing, considering that Project Ara is a modular smartphone, which you should be able to turn into a flagship-like handset in no time, assuming certain modules will become immediately available for purchase. More →

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Google Project Ara Photos

Check out these new photos of Google’s crazy experimental smartphone

By on January 14, 2015 at 4:20 PM.

Check out these new photos of Google’s crazy experimental smartphone

Google kicked off a big developer’s conference on Wednesday for Project Ara, its experimental smartphone project that could allow for the creation of fully modular phones. Droid Life notes that as part of its opening keynote on Wednesday, Google “unveiled a massive gallery of the updated Ara skeleton with modules and other customizations to show the potential as we get closer to availability.” Below you’ll find a few of these new pictures showing off Google’s crazy experimental smartphone. More →

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Project Ara Specs: Tegra K1 and Marvell

Google’s crazy Project Ara phone might be more powerful than you think

By on December 23, 2014 at 5:15 PM.

Google’s crazy Project Ara phone might be more powerful than you think

Project Ara, Google’s modular smartphone project, will finally be available next year to any buyers who are excited about the prospect of being able to upgrade their smartphones’ hardware by themselves. And even better, it looks like the first Project Ara smartphones might be quite powerful. More →

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Puzzlephone vs. Project Ara: Modular Smartphone

Project Ara won’t be the only modular smartphone next year

By on December 2, 2014 at 7:45 AM.

Project Ara won’t be the only modular smartphone next year

Google’s Project Ara modular smartphone is already a hotly anticipated device for next year — at least by those smartphone users who’d like to be able to take smartphone customization to a whole new level — but the device won’t be the only handset with such abilities. More →

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Project Ara Prototype Video

This is the latest prototype of Google’s incredible Project Ara modular phone

By on October 29, 2014 at 5:11 PM.

This is the latest prototype of Google’s incredible Project Ara modular phone

There are few projects in the smartphone industry with as much potential as Google’s modular smartphone, Project Ara. Just last week, Google announced a dedicated store for the phone where developers will be able to sell their modules directly to consumers without having to go through any third-party retailers. It’ll be at least a few months before you can start hot-swapping the modules yourself, but the folks at Phonebloks got a chance to check out the latest prototype at NK Labs, and there’s video evidence to prove it. More →

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Google Project Ara Modules Store

Google’s amazing Project Ara phone getting its own store for expansion modules

By on October 23, 2014 at 4:24 PM.

Google’s amazing Project Ara phone getting its own store for expansion modules

Google’s modular smartphone isn’t just an interesting concept anymore, as Google is very interested in offering such devices to users next year. Project Ara phones will let users build whatever smartphone they desire — provided they have access to the appropriate modules — and Google will create a special, Google Play Store-like storefront where modules developers will be able to sell their creations. More →

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Project Ara Modular Smartphone

This is the most exciting power of Google’s awesome modular phone

By on September 30, 2014 at 6:00 PM.

This is the most exciting power of Google’s awesome modular phone

Google’s modular smartphone launch is on schedule, PhoneBlocks says, with the first fully functional models supposed to hit in early 2015 after being shown at the second Ara developer conference in December. The Project Ara phones will offer some exciting features, as Ara project director Paul Eremenko explained in a recent talk. More →

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Project Ara Development Boards Release Date

Here’s how to get one of Google’s awesome modular smartphones this month

By on July 15, 2014 at 9:05 AM.

Here’s how to get one of Google’s awesome modular smartphones this month

Google’s Project Ara modular smartphone is no longer just a neat idea for the distant future. The company really wants to start selling modular handsets next year, and in order for module developers to be able to come up with their own interesting smartphone additions until then, Google is preparing to ship Project Ara development boards to interested parties. More →

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Google Project Ara Video

Watch Google show off the craziest experimental smartphone we’ve ever seen

By on June 27, 2014 at 10:56 AM.

Watch Google show off the craziest experimental smartphone we’ve ever seen

Google isn’t afraid to try things that are absolutely crazy and one of its wildest projects we’ve seen this year is Project Ara, an experimental modular smartphone that lets you switch key components in and out of the device like Legos. A new video has popped up on YouTube of Project Ara chief Paul Eremenko at Google I/O this week showing off the device being put together and turned on in public for the first time, although he cautions at the start of the video that the device is still in its very early stages and nowhere near ready for public release. More →

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Project Ara Specs Toshiba

More details on Google’s modular ‘Project Ara’ phone have been revealed

By on May 20, 2014 at 1:27 PM.

More details on Google’s modular ‘Project Ara’ phone have been revealed

The Project Ara modular smartphone isn’t just a dream anymore, as Google is getting ready to roll out the first Project Ara devices early next year. The device will let users build their own smartphones and customize them on the go. Nikkei has learned that Toshiba has been chosen to provide three types of processors for the first Project Ara handsets, including chips that will go in the various modules and also in the phone itself. More →

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Project Ara Flippypad Game Controller

Awesome Project Ara concept teases a bright future for mobile gaming

By on April 22, 2014 at 5:25 PM.

Awesome Project Ara concept teases a bright future for mobile gaming

Google’s Project Ara modular smartphone will take the smartphone universe by storm next year and developers have already been given a glimpse at what such devices will have to offer. Module makers will be able to build a variety of smartphone components for Project Ara phones, with a new concept showing what a modular smartphone may bring to mobile gaming. Imagined by The Aether Technician, Flippypad is a game controller concept that snaps into one of the Project Ara’s modules on the back to offer gamers a better way to interact with their mobile games.

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Project Ara Release Date

Google’s Project Ara has a projected release date: January 2015

By on April 15, 2014 at 7:25 PM.

Google’s Project Ara has a projected release date: January 2015

The most exciting innovation in the mobile market finally has a release date. According to CNET, Google announced today at the Project Ara developers conference that its first modular smartphone will go on sale in January 2015 for the low price of $50. Project lead Paul Eremenko told the crowd that the initial model will be a boring gray device by design, so as not to distract from the additional physical components. More →

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