Ara is the code name for the Google project modular smartphone. The concept: to allow manufacturers
design a custom phone from independent modules capable of communicate and set by electro-permanent magnets.
Very attractive on paper, the project development for several years struggling to become reality. To the point that some had almost buried. In 205, Google already pushed its 2016 presentation explaining that the terminal is not ready to leave the prototype phase. Already, the giant had waived its test launch, planned long in Puerto Rico.
But obviously, things have advanced. Perhaps stung by the release of the LG G5, which also plays the card of modularity, Google has stepped up efforts at the point of contact on the issue. On the sidelines of the conference I / O, Wired was able to manipulate a prototype. A developer version will be offered in the fall and a launch is planned for 2017. And a new video was released by Google.
These modules can be handled through an application that displays “terms” the smartphone to disconnect and connect the modules (6 ports are available). This could be steered to the voice also. Promising.
In addition to the design of innovation, Google hopes to answer Ara extend the life of smartphones, Ara placing an ecological approach. Why not. But this is a new business that wants to create a giant in the smartphone market starts to falter
Business that will take off on several conditions: the physical system connection is really strong in the weather. And third-party manufacturers offer a wide range of modules, original and varied.