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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by Darkmage on Wed 30th Oct 2013 04:56 UTC
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Gee a modular phone.... yawn. The only thing Motorola make that was interesting was the Atrix, and they completely stuffed the concept up. A computer phone is still a dream not reality. Needs 2-4gb of ram to become a reality, 1 gb of ram let me open 3 firefox tabs and then firefox crashed on my lapdock! I don't want a phone that comes apart because it means it'll probably come apart in my pocket or when I'm trying to use it. It's just a damn shame that Motorola rather than fixing their broken but awesome computer phone concept, are planning to rush another bad idea to market.

Edited 2013-10-30 04:58 UTC

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