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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by fabrica64 on Wed 30th Oct 2013 01:00 UTC
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Nobody will buy it. That's already been for PC, nobody really want a bulky PC and nobody really care about upgrading just a part of it. Yeah, someone will want this, but it is just a zero point something percentage of people out there. It's like changeable batteries, nobody really care if their smartphones battery can be changed. If you say differently you just don't live in the real world

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