Details about Project Ara, Google’s effort to construct a smartphone that buyers can swap elements out of and into, have been trickling out over the previous yr or so. We’ve discovered about the different sizes of modules that’ll be available, the type of processor that it’ll use and its base retail pricing. Now some info on Ara’s software program has surfaced.
Google’s Paul Eremenko has revealed that Project Ara will run a tweaked model of Android L that may allow customers to hot swap all modules, save for the processor and show. That signifies that you’ll find a way to change elements with out turning the telephone off. These modules will probably be obtainable for buy on-line in a retailer comparable to Google’s Play Store.
The first absolutely useful Project Ara prototype is slated to be proven off in December on the second Project Ara Developers Conference. A public launch will comply with in early 2015.
While I’m positive that there are nonetheless some particulars that may study afterward, the information that Project Ara customers might be in a position to hot swap most modules is fairly thrilling. After all, it’d be variety of a ache in case you have been pressured to flip your telephone off each time that you simply needed to swap in a brand new half. Now we all know that until you’re altering a core half of your system, that gained’t be a problem.
Now that we’re virtually a yr out from Project Ara’s preliminary announcement, are you continue to excited concerning the effort to construct a modular smartphone?