Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 29th Oct 2013 15:10 UTC

Led by Motorola's Advanced Technology and Projects group, Project Ara is developing a free, open hardware platform for creating highly modular smartphones. We want to do for hardware what the Android platform has done for software: create a vibrant third-party developer ecosystem, lower the barriers to entry, increase the pace of innovation, and substantially compress development timelines.


The design for Project Ara consists of what we call an endoskeleton (endo) and modules. The endo is the structural frame that holds all the modules in place. A module can be anything, from a new application processor to a new display or keyboard, an extra battery, a pulse oximeter - or something not yet thought of!

This could be the biggest innovation in smartphones since, well, the first smartphones appeared on the market. I am incredibly excited about this.

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RE: It's execution not the ideas
by aligatro on Wed 30th Oct 2013 00:13 UTC in reply to "It's execution not the ideas"
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I don't want to sound like I am dumping on the Phonebloks guy, but most engineers over the age of 40 have had this idea in one form or another.

I am not even an engineer and I am not over 40 and I had similar idea years ago.

Edited 2013-10-30 00:14 UTC

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