Project ARA preview

#ProjectAra is the code name for an initiative by Google that aims to develop an open hardware platform for creating highly modular smartphones with structural framework. The platform enables users to choose a hardware module of there choice, such as camera, battery, etc.

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Project ARA modules

Project ARA building blocks

 Things you must know about Project Ara:

  • Why it is called as Project Ara?

You will be definitely surprised. Ara is the name of lead mechanical designer of this project, and the team suggested the name for this project as they like him so much :p .

  • When Ara device going to be launched, what will be the cost?

As this a pilot project and is in development stage only. Google is yet to make this a official product. The Ara devices will run on Android operating system. These devices is expected to be in the range of $50-100 at entry level and may priced less or more depending on the components and the carrier contract prices by the manufacturers. 

If you are interested in developing a module you can start up from here.The MDK defines the Ara platform for module developers and provides reference implementations for a variety of modules for setting up. Google is also conducting conferences from time to time to understand better with the platform.

Till now you might have rooted your Android, customized ROM, and did much more in your phone. You can now customize your full phone.

You no more have to buy a phone with good camera, you can now buy a good camera for your smartphone.

Get ready for the new smartphone revolution by Google. 

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