After numerous delays and rumors, the most awaited and hyped Project Ara modular smartphone is making its way later this year. As stated by Google, the modular phone will be shipped to the developers later this year, whereas normal people and consumers will get the smartphone next year.
The Project Ara was delayed by Google and was one of the most innovative idea till date, and to mark its success, Google has created a new video for Project Ara. The video shows that the modules are pretty easy to detach and looks like we can easily loose those modules.
As stated, around 30 people inside Google are already graced with Ara prototypes and are using it as their daily device, and as per the company it has now “all the key components of the platform”. The prototype which will be shipped to developers will feature a 5.3-inch screen and will be powered by Google’s lovely Android OS.
As per Google, the partners has already started working on Project Ara’s modules, some of them include, Panasonic, TDK, iHealth, E Ink, Samsung, Toshiba and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The back will feature six modules which can be swapped, the modules will have same connector so user can stick any modules anywhere. The modules can be ejected by software – just say “OK Google, Eject my camera” and simply take your camera module out.
As per Google, the “phone technology” isn’t part of the module as it is integrated into the whole body, so user cannot swap out battery, chipset as well as the display. Maybe we can see it in coming days, but not with first gen Ara.