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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Project Ara Module Developers Kit

Google’s Project Ara modular smartphone just got real

By on April 10, 2014 at 1:04 PM.

Google’s Project Ara modular smartphone just got real

Google’s Project Ara modular smartphone has always been an interesting idea for the future of smartphones, although it never really seemed like a commercial product would be available anytime soon. However, Google’s ATAP division is moving quite fast and the first module developers will soon be able to devise their own modular smartphone concepts. In anticipation of the first Project Ara developers conference that takes place next week, Google has released the MDK – short for Module Developer Kit – that describes the project in great detail. More →

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Google Project Ara Prototype

Inside Google’s plan to help you build the smartphone of your dreams

By on April 8, 2014 at 12:10 AM.

Inside Google’s plan to help you build the smartphone of your dreams

We’ve written at length about Google’s modular smartphone Project Ara in the past, but substantial updates have been few and far between. With just a week left until the first developers conference for the device, MIT Technology Review has spoken with Paul Eremenko, the project lead, and Ara Knaian (after whom the project was named), who give us a little more context to the modular device and attempting to explain how it fits into a very crowded, competitive market. More →

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Project Ara Android Smartphone Sizes

Video: Here are the Project Ara Android phone sizes

By on April 4, 2014 at 7:30 AM.

Video: Here are the Project Ara Android phone sizes

With less than two weeks to go to Google’s first Ara Developers Conference – which takes place on April 15 and April 16 in Mountain View, and which will also be streamed online – Phoneblocks released another video further detailing this awesome modular Android smartphone concept, this time showing the team that’s working on Google’s project. In the process of talking to various execs that work on different Ara aspects, Phoneblocks has also managed to get a visual of Project Ara’s three sizes. More →

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Project Ara Like Blocks Modular Smartwatch

Video: What if your smartwatch was modular too?

By on March 7, 2014 at 11:40 AM.

Video: What if your smartwatch was modular too?

Blocks is a new project that aims to bring Project Ara-like modularity to wearable devices – specifically to smartwatches – by allowing buyers to customize their smartwatch needs to better suit their lifestyles and activities. Blocks proposes that a smarwatch’s strap could be made of multiple swappable blocks, each one capable of performing a specific task. More →

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Google Ara Specs and Features

Video: Here’s the first Google Ara smartphone hands-on demo

By on March 3, 2014 at 2:14 PM.

Video: Here’s the first Google Ara smartphone hands-on demo

Google’s Paul Eremenko at a LAUNCH event last week performed a first hands-on demo of a Google Ara smartphone that revealed some of the interesting things about Google’s ATAP project. During a 25-minute presentation, Eremenko explained the reason Google is investing resources into Project Ara while showing off two prototypes. Unfortunately neither model was functional. More →

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Project Ara Specs, Price, Release Date

How Google’s Project Ara plans to kill cheap smartphones one module at a time

By on February 27, 2014 at 8:10 AM.

How Google’s Project Ara plans to kill cheap smartphones one module at a time

Google’s Project Ara modular smartphone is more than just a dream for a distant future, as the company plans to show off its first working prototype in the near future. In fact, Google plans to start selling a commercial version of the device as soon as next year, Time reports. As it promised in a new Project Ara video, Google revealed that the first Ara developer conference will take place during April 15-16 at Silicon Valley’s Computer History Museum. “A year or so from now, it hopes o have a product on the market,” the publication says. More →

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Google Project Ara Modular Smartphone

Video: Could Google soon help you 3D print the smartphone of your dreams?

By on February 26, 2014 at 4:32 PM.

Video: Could Google soon help you 3D print the smartphone of your dreams?

Project Ara and Project Tango are two very interesting smartphone-related Google endeavors currently developed by Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects division, with the former further detailed in a new video by Phonebloks. More →

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Motorola Project Ara Modular Phone

Google gets custody of Motorola’s awesome modular phone project

By on January 30, 2014 at 11:34 AM.

Google gets custody of Motorola’s awesome modular phone project

Not all of Motorola’s assets will move to Lenovo following Google’s surprising sale of the former cell phone giant. Google will keep a large part of the Motorola patent treasure chest it purchased, and it will also get custody of the Advanced Technology and Project groups inside Motorola that’s led by former DARPA director Regina Dugan – that’s the division that manages the Project Ara modular phone initiative and other interesting products. More →

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Motorola Project Ara Moto Maker Release

Video: How Moto Maker is paving the way for fully modular smartphones

By on December 9, 2013 at 4:45 PM.

Video: How Moto Maker is paving the way for fully modular smartphones

The idea of owning a modular phone with affordable, replaceable parts was nothing more than a pipe dream just months ago, but Motorola’s Project Ara might make that dream come true in the not-too-distant future. In an interview with YouTube personality Marques Brownlee (MKBHD), Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside said he doesn’t know if Motorola will be able to have a product on the market in the next 12 months, but the prototype is already “pretty close” to what Dave Hakkens imagined in his Phonebloks concept video. More →

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