Modular smartphone Google Spiral 2 goes on sale in the second half of the year [Video]




Google is in the specialized event on Thursday unveiled a prototype modular smartphone Google Project Ara generation Spiral 2 and set deadlines for the release of the device. The device will go on sale in the second half of 2015, but initially will be available only in Puerto Rico, as it requires further development and is not yet ready for the broader market.


Puerto Rico – sufficiently close to the US territory with a good coverage area 4G, where there are certification requirements FCC. Here modular Google smartphones will be sold “to the wheel.” Mobile “mobile shops” will allow you how to configure your phone to the discretion of the buyer and get ready set of modules with a frame.



Spiral 2 will use chips NVIDIA Tegra K1 and Marvell PXA1928, the display resolution will be 1280 x 720 pixels, in the presence of 5-megapixel camera, officially supports the latest generation of networks, there are modules Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.



Available prototype suffered Spiral 2 magnetic clips modules directly to the frame of the smartphone, which will free up space inside the modules. According to representatives of Google, modular smartphone will be able to work on a single charge all day – though it will have “hot” replacement battery for 30 seconds to do without switching off the device. In the future, this tolerance will increase to two or three minutes.




For the prototype of the next generation (Spiral 3) the company plans to implement the ability to work all day without having to replace or recharge the battery, support networks 4G (LTE) and the more advanced cameras. Ideally, Project Ara shall not assign the functional capabilities senior competing models of smartphones in the product range of partners Google.

Currently, the presence of 11 functioning modules for Spiral 2, before the end of the year Google intends to increase their number to 30, adding, among other things improved camera and support for LTE.

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