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[3]: Modular radio
by arpan on Wed 30th Oct 2013 18:33 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Modular radio"
arpan
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2006-07-30

There are already phones that can do that. See:

Lenono a600e - dual sim CDMA + GSM: http://www.shopclues.com/lenovo-a600e-cdma--gsm-dual-sim-android-mo...

You don't even need to switch between them, you can connect to both networks at the same time. And yes, even CDMA phones can use SIM cards.

Edited 2013-10-30 18:36 UTC

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RE[4]: Modular radio
by Morgan on Wed 30th Oct 2013 18:45 in reply to "RE[3]: Modular radio"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

And yes, even CDMA phones can use SIM cards.


I'm well aware of that, having owned a Sprint iPhone 4S until recently. My post was more of a clarification of what the GP said.

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