Google Shows Off New Designs for Modular Smartphones

Google showed off examples of what Ara's modular smartphones might look like during the first day of its Project Ara Developer Conference Tuesday, April, 15. (IMAGE: Project Ara)
Google showed off examples of what Ara’s modular smartphones might look like during the first day of its Project Ara Developer Conference Tuesday, April, 15. (IMAGE: Project Ara)

Google revealed new details about its plans for Project Ara, the company’s highly anticipated Android-powered modular smartphone at its Project Ara developers conference Tuesday.

The conference aims to give developers a better understanding of how they can take advantage of the platform, and elaborates on the guidelines revealed to them last week when Google released its Module Developers Kit.

Paul Eremenko, head of Project Ara, said two more developers conferences are planned for July and September of this year, and the first smartphones are expected to ship next January. Android will be updated in December, prior to the release of the phones, to support Ara’s modular components.

Eremenko said the first phone released will be a generic “gray phone,” which will cost developers about $50 to make. However, he did not reveal what the eventual retail price would be. The phone will be purposely designed to be “drab” to encourage owners to be creative, and personalize their devices, Eremenko added.

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SOURCE: Karissa Bell
Mashable

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