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Porject Ara

Project Ara, Google’s modular smartphone endeavor, will be here before you know it. Just a few days ago, they held a developer’s conference for Ara, and gave us some great insight as to what’s to come. During the conference, Google unveiled a contest to Ara developers with a $ 100,000 grand prize. The two runners-up will receive all-expenses paid trips to the next Ara  [Read More...]

Toshiba envisions Project Ara as wearables, too

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There’s no denying that Project Ara is an exciting project and one that will undoubtedly change the way we look at mobile devices. However, one spin on the project that hasn’t perhaps been considered until now comes courtesy of Toshiba who consider the project could extend to wearables.

Shardul Kazi, Senior VP and Technology Executive at Toshiba, said that devices like smartwatches could take advantage  [Read More...]

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Google yesterday revealed that the Project Ara modular smartphone should arrive in January 2015. Known as the “Gray Phone”, it’s deliberately designed to be a generic unit that begs for customization.  Pricing is expected to be around $ 50 for the base device.

As a refresher, Project Ara is the code name for Google’s initiative that lets users swap out components of a smartphone as  [Read More...]

iFixit tears down Google’s Project Tango prototype

Google’s Project Tango is a device unlike any other, and it’s also one most of us will never actually get to see. It is just a developer prototype after all. But, that hasn’t stopped those teardown-mongers at iFixit getting hold of a non-functional unit and stripping it bare for us to see what’s inside.

The regular smartphone specs are pretty decent; a Snapdragon 800 CPU, 2GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage with an additional  [Read More...]

Watch the Project Ara conference livestream here!

Project Ara is one of the more interesting public endeavors we’ve seen in the smartphone space in quite some time. The idea of a modular device from which we can pick and choose features has captured the attention of many a nerd. And for the next two days, the first of three Ara Developers Conferences is happening. We’ll get a look at the alpha release of the Ara Module Developers Kit, which one needs to develop a module.

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The modular phone is becoming more of a reality with Project Ara and Google have now shown developers just what is required to create swappable parts for the modular device.

As part of this, Google has posted the Module Developers Kit (MDK) which contains the information required for developers to get started.

Essentially, Google, and only Google at this moment in time, create the  [Read More...]

Three sizes of phones with various device layouts will give dozens of device style options

With its first developer conference on the horizon, Google has just released the first public version of the Module Developers Kit (MDK) for Project Ara. While things are still very early, the MDK gives us our first in-depth look at how Google is leading third parties into creating Project Ara devices and modules, and how everything will fit together.

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Before the Project Ara team heads into their Google hosted Ara Developers Conference on April 15-16, 2014, they’ve decided to go ahead and offer a bit of a behind the scenes look at their development processes in a new video.

    

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has unveiled a new accessory this morning — a programmable plug-in button that fits into Android smartphones through the headphone jack. If that sounds familiar, it’s because it appears to ape a successful Kickstarter project Pressy, which raised almost $ 700,000 (from a goal of $ 40,000) to bring to market a suspiciously similar accessory.

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