Project Ara has gone live, the first public demonstration of a working prototype took place on May 29, 2015 at the Google I/O conference. The day that changed how we connect electronics together.
Project Ara Lead Engineer Rafa Camargo took the helm for the demonstration, happily hands on with Project Ara, snapping into place all of the modules that make a phone a phone. Startup time and operation seemed just like any other phone. Taking a picture of an audience with a phone, now that’s pure Rafa. What makes Project Ara so special then? Its whats on under the surface that makes the difference.
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Since the inception of the mobile phone new features and technology has been rolled into these handheld wonders. Unfortunately with each new technology a new generation of phone has been required to integrate the technology, also requiring the wholesale disposal of the previous generation. Think of this development process as hard wiring of functionality, a process that requires phone manufacturers to maintain their own system architecture and continually modify the hardware and software to add new functionality.
The current smartphone architectures also limit the choice for consumers, limiting it to the hardware manufacturers want to include, a decision generally based on gaining the most market share. If you want a phone with functions that aren’t in the mainstream vocabulary you are out of luck. This is just the nature of trying to cater for a generalised user base and has led to phone manufacturers battling over screen resolution or phone thickness. Never willing to take a chance with a feature only few would ever require.
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Google’s modular mobile phone Ara is progressing nicely and they have recently released an update video that features the working prototype. Join Phonebloks Dave Hakkens as he ventures into the labs to see the latest developments and talk to the people making it all happen.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the progress report by an insider, a peak into the labs for a progress report on the smartphone of the future. Sit back, relax and prepare to see the not too distant future.
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Google’s developer’s conference as always provides a sneak peek into Google’s plans for the near future. This year’s dev conference introduced the world to the work going on behind the scenes on Project Ara.
Not only will Project Ara change the way we buy and use our phones but this modular open platform style of development may change the way all of the gadgets we love are designed and constructed.
Presented for your viewing pleasure are the technical videos describing the genius behind Project Ara, creating abstracted hardware layers is no easy feat it seems. Sit back, relax and let Google give you a preview of how they will change the world.
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Project Ara is an example of a good idea with a life of its own. Drawing together talented people, absorbing entire companies in order to make the impossible possible. The dream of a completely customizable modular mobile phone is becoming a reality.
The latest video from Project Ara ‘The team behind Ara’ is light on technical detail but it does offer a glimpse into the future. Seen through the eyes of the team working behind the scenes on Ara.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the entirely cheesy meeting the team video. It may at times be hilarious but it does demonstrate that Google is putting its weight behind Ara. Sit back, relax and prepare to meet the Googlers who are bringing technology dreams to life.
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Smart phones are a technological revolution all of their own, driving the tech world forward with touch screen interfaces and new operating systems.
Owners of Google Ara phones in the not too distant future will have the ultimate phone flexibility, able to quickly replace modules on their phone, upgrading the functionality of their mobile companion with a snap. Like a Swiss army knife spare modules could be kept on hand ready for any situation, swapped in and out as needed.
Google’s Project Ara is the big G’s latest revolution, the fully modular phone with much smarts. This new project may just produce the third revolution in mobile phones: first we had the Mobile Phone, then the Smart Phone and now Modular Smart Phones approach. But is the world ready for the modular revolution?
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A good idea is a good idea while an idea that occurs to many people simultaneously is a great idea. Falling into the latter category is PhoneBloks, an idea that most gadget lovers would have dreamed of already, a modular phone built from interchangeable blocks.
Dutch designer Dave Hakkens plans to change the way we think about our electronic companions. As with all gadget guru’s Dave is constantly wondering how to make his gadgets better, how to build the ultimate phone.
Helping to bring the dream one step closer the industry muscle of Motorola recently announced a partnership with PhoneBloks, a partnership that should help the Bloks materialize faster using Project Ara technology.
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