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

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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"
aligatro
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2010-01-28

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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