Google set to hold a developer conference for its modular smartphone platform, Project Ara, in April


  • spammenotdisqus

    Call me a skeptic but I don’t see modular phones catching on.

    • Samuel Gomez Recuero

      All will depend on implementation. You can opt to get the basic model with a super dupper processor and upgrade the camera display or batter later on. This will keep you initial cost low and you can upgrade the components as you see fit
      The ability to change the on board storage will be nice too.

      Even when some OEM offer mSD card support, not all programs run on the mSD cards. Leaving the extra space usefull only for photos and music or documents. And even then not all camera apps will save to the external memory card

  • xzqtor

    A modular phone will be very slow in overall speed compared to other phones…

    • TrainAss

      Not necessarily.

    • cs098

      Um aren’t custom built PCs some of the fastest computers?

    • Noah Roesler

      Nah, Project Ara is more like Project Christine

    • cs098

      Could be, but there is a the dev kit though.

  • MXH070

    The idea is good but reality will be very cruel to it.

  • Rawrrr

    This will be awesome! Changing specs/hardware as you see fit, just like my desktop.. Pure (geek) heaven

  • L Joel

    If its done under the nexus name.. It will succeed. NExus owners get it 🙂

  • Patrick Serrano

    Cool idea!

  • Graham Wilson

    Excellent idea. “Reduce” and “Reuse” come to smartphones, finally.

  • WireCAN

    Is this; in partnership with, a rip off of, or did they buy out, Phonebloks?

  • isThisPhoneblocks

    this is Phonebloks…