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

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.

Permalink for comment 575776
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE: Comment by fabrica64
by fabrica64 on Wed 30th Oct 2013 01:25 UTC in reply to "Comment by fabrica64"
fabrica64
Member since:
2013-09-19

Computing will be slates (small, medium and big), wireless network and cloud. Even in servers the trend is "everything on chip / on board". Want to upgrade, then change the blade.

Reply Parent Score: 3