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Motorola to build modular smartphones

Motorola disclosed an open-source project for modular smartphones, meaning you will be able to replace a camera with a new one, by simply changing the camera module. How great does that sound?

  Author: mat | Source: theverge.com | 29th October 2013  

Motorola disclosed an open-source project called Project Ara. To quote the blog, "Project Ara is developing a free, open hardware platform for creating highly modular smartphones. We want to do for hardware what the Android platform has done for software: create a vibrant third-party developer ecosystem, lower the barriers to entry, increase the pace of innovation, and substantially compress development timelines."

Motorola will be working with Phonebloks, author of the original open-source modular smartphone initiative that took the Internet by storm. 

If you want to collaborate with Motorola and help at shaping Project Ara, you can sign up to become an Ara Scout.


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KimmyK, 29th Oct 2013, 3:59 AM
Great idea, and great for the environment!
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mat, 22nd Nov 2013, 11:47 AM
According to TheVerge Motorola's modular phones are one step closer to become a reality.
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mat, 29th Jan 2014, 4:44 PM
According to Techcrunch: Lenovo is buying Motorola Mobility from Google. This is the division within Google that the company purchased in 2011 for $12.5 billion. Motorola Mobility will go to Lenovo for $2.91 billion.

But the ProjectAra is suppose to stay at Google. More here

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