One laptop per childhood
An Australian offshoot of the One Laptop Per Child project is developing a new device for children that will convert from a tablet…
Project Ara head Paul Eremenko revealed that the first “market pilot” for Google’s ambitious modular phone is taking place in Puerto Rico later this…
Google’s ambitious modular phone is inching closer to a public “market pilot” scheduled for later this year, and ahead of the second…
Simpler idea than Project Ara
The modular phone space is heating up as the PuzzlePhone appears to be taking on Google’s Project Ara. Although the handset will use a forked version of Android, the hardware could appeal due to its simplicity and fewer parts.
The ability to swap out a Project Ara phone component was already intriguing and now it will be easy to do as well: A modified version of Android L will let you change parts without turning off the phone.
Project Ara announced the first 100 people to get a modular phone outside its development team. The lucky beta testers were drawn from the Ara Scouts program’s most active participants.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory and 3D Systems have been working on two very different takes on how to make 3D printers faster.
Project Ara, Google’s module-based smartphone platform, has a hidden killer feature: a handset that actually fits in a pocket.
Google will release a modular smartphone in January 2015, according the the leader of Project Ara, Paul Eremenko.
An early look at Project Ara demonstrates how electro-permanent magnets will hold blocks of the modular phone in place. This approach works both with and without power for the handset, which will be available in three sizes.
Modular phone concepts aren’t new so why is Motorola attempting Project Ara: A new effort to let people create phones with little building blocks of hardware? It’s about Google trying to connect 6 billion people to the internet — and Google’s services.