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LG is also abandoning its modular smartphone design

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It looks like smartphone makers are slowly giving up on the modular phone concept. Earlier this year, Google officially canned Project Ara, and now LG is also said to be abandoning its own modular phone idea after just one attempt with the LG G5. The LG G5 did initially launch …

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Project Ara may have been delayed due to bad magnets

Google is attempting something pretty different with Project Ara. The idea is to build a modular smartphone, where customers can upgrade individual components easily by sliding them on to the back of the device. In previous prototypes, the modules were attached by electro-permanent magnets, unfortunately, it seems that they just …

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Google’s Project Ara has been pushed back to 2016

Last year was a pretty exciting time for Google, having taken on the Phonebloks concept and created Project Ara. While the first Ara devices were scheduled to arrive some time this year in selected markets, it seems Google wants to spend a little more time developing the modular smartphone, pushing …

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Toshiba reveals new modules for Project Ara

Google’s modular smartphone, currently dubbed ‘Project Ara’, is gaining more traction as Toshiba has announced new modules for the phone. The company was already working on two camera modules but has now developed a display module, a data transfer module and an audio port module. The first Project Ara devices …

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Toshiba starts making cameras for Project Ara

Toshiba has shown off two new camera modules that it is developing for Google’s modular smartphone, currently named ‘Project Ara’. There are two versions at present, a 5 megapixel camera module and a 13 megapixel one. These cameras can be swapped in and out of the handset, allowing for easy …

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Project Ara may appear at MWC next month

Google has been showing off more and more of Project Ara during recent months and we may get to see even more of the modular smartphone at the Mobile World Congress, which starts next month, in Barcelona. Around 50 of the device’s modular components are also due to be displayed …

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Google’s Project Ara gets an update

Google has detailed new developments on Project Ara, the company’s modular smartphone concept. At a Module Developers Conference this week, the company said that it plans to launch the product as a pilot later this year in Puerto Rico in order to get a feel for the market. This Project …

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Project Ara has competition: meet the Puzzlephone

Project Ara isn’t the only modular smartphone concept in town anymore as Finland’s Circular Devices has created an alternative modular device called ‘the Puzzlephone’, which breaks the device down in to three main areas- the first of which is the spine, holding the LCD screen, speakers and structure. The second customization …

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Google to start sending out Project Ara hardware this month

Google’s modular phone project is well underway as the company has announced plans to start sending out Project Ara hardware to developers this month. The company has previously stated that it hopes to have a finished product out on the market during the first quarter of 2015, meaning that this time …

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Google aims to bring project Ara to life within a year

Project Ara is happening and its happening fast, Google has taken charge of the modular smartphone project and is aiming for a January 2015 release- it won’t cost much either, with the standard price coming in at $50. That said, new modules and customisation options will likely bulk up the …

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Motorola’s Project Ara is one step closer to reality

A few weeks back we reported on Motorola’s ‘Project Ara’, for those who didn’t see, Motorola has teamed up with the man behind the Phonebloks campaign and is aiming to make a modular and customisable smartphone. Motorola is now one step closer to making this happen as it has penned …

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