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Google's Project Ara Prototype Demo. Historic, First Public Demo of Modular ARA Phone Watch

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    Paul Eremenko, the head of Project Ara showed the prototype of Project Ara at Google I/O 2014.
    Though the phone failed to fully load, Audience cheered on seeing the Android bootup screen.

    Project Ara is the codename for an initiative by Google that aims to develop a free, open hardware platform for creating highly modular smartphones.
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    I've been desperate for a modular phone for a while now, ever since I've started to learn about how phones work and fixing them :argh: Phones are so frustrating.

    Looks like this isn't as revolutionary either. Core components still can't be switched out, which should be the whole point of a modular phone imho :sigh: At least it's a step in the right direction though
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    (Original post by Puddles the Monkey)
    I've been desperate for a modular phone for a while now, ever since I've started to learn about how phones work and fixing them :argh: Phones are so frustrating.

    Looks like this isn't as revolutionary either. Core components still can't be switched out, which should be the whole point of a modular phone imho :sigh: At least it's a step in the right direction though
    Problem is, Manufacturers won't want this to become a thing, as it affects their overall profit margins if these potentially negate the need to replace whole devices.

    (sidenote: please don't use forbes.com for reference material, their adblock circumvention is illegal in the EU - as its technically an unauthorised invasion of privacy)
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    So what makes this phone different from your everyday, run of the mill Samsung or iPhone :holmes:
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    (Original post by iainvg)
    Problem is, Manufacturers won't want this to become a thing, as it affects their overall profit margins if these potentially negate the need to replace whole devices.
    But the plaaaaaannnnnnneeeettttttttttttt tttt :shakecane:

    I think they've gone down the right route to make it popular though - rather than promoting the eco aspects they've capitalised on people wanting to be individual and personalised. That's the way I would market my hypothetical modular phone too.

    (Original post by homeland.lsw)
    So what makes this phone different from your everyday, run of the mill Samsung or iPhone :holmes:
    It's modular - so you can easily swap out the camera or other things and upgrade them without needing to replace your whole phone.
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    When I have enough disposable money to even consider buying this kind of tech then I will start to consider whether I care or not.
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    (Original post by Puddles the Monkey)
    It's modular - so you can easily swap out the camera or other things and upgrade them without needing to replace your whole phone.
    Interesting...the advances in technology these days...
    What's next? Walking on the moon :moon:
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    (Original post by ChaoticButterfly)
    When I have enough disposable money to even consider buying this kind of tech then I will start to consider whether I care or not.
    If you have the skills and the creativity you can apply for the developer release and get one for free, before everyone else.
    I got really excited but it's only hardware they want at the mo.
 
 
 
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