Project Ara: Google’s Modular Phone Will Go On Sale Next Year

We have reached the point where all smartphones in the market are practically the same. To be honest, apart from the ridiculously huge specifications OEMs keep putting on flagships each year, nothing exciting has been happening in the mobile market. It is beginning to get boring but Google may be changing that with the release of the first Project Ara phone next year.

Ara modular smartphone

Image credit: Google

Google’s modular phone may be a game changer as it looks like nothing we’ve seen before. This is a customizable device that lets you arrange the modules the way you like. You can as well choose the modules you want and as time goes on, modules performing specific functions will be developed. Modules such as cameras, sensors, speakers can be arranged by users.

Ara modular smartphone

Image credit: Google

Google has already partnered with Panasonic, Toshiba, Micron and Sony. According to Blaise Bertrand, Project Ara’s head of creative, the device will be light, thin and beautiful. He further said here modules can solve specific users need and cited the example of a diabetic patient that needs a glucometer. iHealth’s version of a glucometer can be attached to the phone. He said:

Everything in a glucometer, besides a few sensors, is in a phone.

The developer version of Project Ara wI’ll be available in the fourth quarter of the year but the device won’t be commercially available till next year. Pricing hasn’t been revealed yet

  • holistic health
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