Google shows working modular Project Ara smartphone video




Google has a working version of Project Ara displayed. The Ara is a modular smartphone. In the demonstration, a technician moves components in the enclosure and then start the phone. That seems to be running an older version of Android.

The demonstration shows that the technician who works in the US city of Boston, the parts in the phone slides and then turn on. The demonstration was posted on YouTube by Phone Bloks, the Dutch initiative for a modular phone that has joined Project Ara. The phone seems to be running a version of Android Jelly Bean: the default wallpaper, the layout of the home screen and the layout of the program that he opens, all point to an older Android version.

When Ara will release however run on Android 5.0 Lollipop, made ​​Google previously announced . In addition, many parts hot swappable; they can be replaced during use. As for hardware, it is a prototype, as stressed by the technician of NK Labs in the video. Whether the final version will also look like this, is unknown.

The modular smartphone, which users can find parts in a digital store similar to the Play Store, should be on the market from 2015 for an entry level price from 37 to 75 euro converted: presumably require users to purchase additional components there. Google hint, moreover, that the device will be available through providers.

Technicians Motorola and Google have been working for several years Ara Project. It will not be the first modular phone on the market: an Israeli company tried previously called Modu, but that does not have a high score.


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