October 29, 2013
Google launches build-your-own-phone project Ara
Google-owned phone firm Motorola has announced a new project to let users customise their smartphone components. BBC reports.
Project Ara allows users to buy a basic phone structure and add modules such as keyboard, battery or other sensors.
Motorola has partnered with Dutch designer Dave Hakkens, who has created Phonebloks, a modular phone idea, on the project.
... The project will consist of what Motorola is calling an endoskeleton, the frame that will hold all the modules in place.
"A module can be anything from a new application processor to a new display or keyboard, an extra battery, a pulse oximeter - or something not yet thought of," the firm said.
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