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Project Ara test kits are now available from Google

Project Ara test kits are now available from Google

By 15 July 2014

Google is now taking requests for its modular phone, Project Ara. The handset can be modified and upgraded by swapping out parts like the camera, memory, sensors and more. Test kits are going to ship this month. The pre-release testing isn't for customers... >>

Google I/O 2014: What to expect from the annual developer conference

Google I/O 2014: What to expect from the annual developer conference

By 24 June 2014

The mighty Google has sent out the invites and is about ready to kick off its annual developer conference, Google I/O, this week. The event will start on 25 June and feature plenty of announcements. From what we know so far, rumours and what we've been... >>

Project Ara should feature Sennheiser audio thanks to Phonebloks partnership

Project Ara should feature Sennheiser audio thanks to Phonebloks partnership

By 12 May 2014

Sennheiser has announced its partnership with Phonebloks, the development group that helped create Google's Project Ara modular phone idea. The modular phone will feature "bloks" that can be removed and replaced to upgrade or fix the device without... >>

Google Project Ara: How 3D Systems plans to print personalised parts for all

Google Project Ara: How 3D Systems plans to print personalised parts for all

By 2 May 2014

Google's modular Project Ara smartphone is an innovative ambition not only because it would give consumers control over device hardware design but also because it could dismantle entire modern manufacturing systems. Or at least 3D-printing could. Google... >>

Google’s modular Project Ara phone to arrive by January 2015

Google’s modular Project Ara phone to arrive by January 2015

By 17 April 2014

The last smartphone you ever buy may be snapped up this January. Google's modular Ara smartphone, which lets users slip upgrades in when they need them, should be hitting shelves in time for the January sales. Ara is essentially an exoskeleton that allows... >>

Google Project Ara modular phone teased ahead of 15 April developer event

Google Project Ara modular phone teased ahead of 15 April developer event

By 4 April 2014

Google plans to change the world of mobile phones with its modular project Ara. This is a phone that can be upgraded by simply sliding parts in and out. A great way to upgrade the camera, say, without splashing out on a completely new handset. Now Google... >>

Google wants to offer its modular Ara phone for $50

Google wants to offer its modular Ara phone for $50

By 27 February 2014

Google's project Ara is a modular phone that will allow users to swap out parts to upgrade the device. Like a PC which can be upgraded, this handset will change the way phones are bought and sold. In an interview with Time, Ara's creators say they are... >>

Google's Project Ara modular smartphone: Everything you need to know

Google's Project Ara modular smartphone: Everything you need to know

By 26 February 2014

The smartphone formula over the last decade has become set in stone, with manufacturers packaging components into plastic or aluminium and pushing it to customers for a set price. However, Google, the maker of Android, wants to disrupt this model with... >>

Google holding developer conference for Project Ara modular smartphone in April

Google holding developer conference for Project Ara modular smartphone in April

By 26 February 2014

Google has announced plans for its first developers conference for the Project Ara modular smartphone prototype, 15 April to 16 April, at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. Some thought the Project Ara was just a pipedream, but... >>

Google will keep Motorola's experimental projects like the Project Ara modular handset

Google will keep Motorola's experimental projects like the Project Ara modular handset

By 29 January 2014

Lenovo confirmed to Pocket-lint that Google will be keeping Motorola's Advanced Technology and Projects group. Motorola's handset business will be the only part to go under the $2.91 billion deal, according to Lenovo CFO Wong Waiming.  The Motorola research... >>