Sep 29th - It still sounds like science fiction, but Project Ara is still on track for an early 2015 release. Looks like it will run on a modified version of Android L, with modules sold in an online store (similar to the Play Store).
Jul 15th - Google is starting to get the train rolling on getting early Project Ara development boards into the hands of software and hardware engineers. Try your hand at applying for one if you think you have what it takes.
Jun 26th - It's alive. Just a few months ago we saw the first prototypes of Google's Project Ara modular devices. Fast forward to today at I/O and the ambitious project is already working with real devices.
Apr 21st - This concept controller module for Project Ara module looks amazing. Imagine snapping one of these onto the back of your phone for those intense gaming sessions?
Apr 16th - Google is hoping to entice potential Project Ara devs with a $100K developer challenge. Full details -- as well as when it will kick off -- can be found in the post.
Apr 15th - In an interview with Paul Eremenko, we get a little more insight to the team behind Project Ara (Google ATAP) and the tight scheduled they've imposed upon themselves to make a real product in only 2 years time.
Apr 15th - Today kicks off day one of Google’s Project Ara Developer Conference. The conference is set to begin at 11:30 am Eastern Time. Tune in below. The conference is aimed at developers and Ara enthusiasts of all shapes and sizes. Google hopes to fuel innovation and generate excitement in this entirely new mobile space.
Apr 11th - Google's next attempt at the living room leaked, Samsung's new flagship phone launched, we told you about some great tips for your new phone, and we had a lot of fun with some other featured stories. In order to make sure you don’t miss any of this stuff we have the Phandroid Recap.
Project Ara’s newly released Module Developers Kit gives us new insight on the upcoming modular smartphone
Apr 9th - Project Ara MDK (Module Developers Kit) is now available for download. The MDK gives us new details on what to expect when the first phones go on sale early next year. (Yes, you heard that right). More info in the post.
Apr 3rd - The Project Ara team is here to update us on the modular smartphone's development. In a behind the scenes video, we get a look at early prototypes and see the 3 different endo sizes they're working on.
Mar 3rd - As we barrel toward a hopeful 2015 launch of Google's Project Ara, we're starting to itch for more than just photos and loose talk about the project. Thankfully, Google is getting a bit more comfortable with the details and is starting to bring this thing from within their super-secret Google X labs over in Mountain View. Check out this video presentation from LAUNCH.
Feb 27th - Google seems to be full steam ahead in trying to bring the concept of a modular phone to reality. Project Ara, if you don’t remember, is an original project of Motorola’s that conceptualizes a phone where you can upgrade individual components however you see fit. Whether that means upgrading storage, the camera, the processor and […]
Jan 29th - The Lenovorola deal went live a few moments ago, and while waiting for the dust to clear, we know there’s still a lot of questions left unanswered. If we could get you to stop staring out your window wondering for a quick moment, we want to help you check at least one of those questions […]
Jan 24th - We just about lost our minds when — out of the blue — Motorola dropped a bombshell on the mobile industry with the announcement of Project Ara, the company’s modular-based smartphone concept. Like Kelly LeBrock in Weird Science, Project Ara was nothing short of an Android fanboy’s wetdream manifesting itself into reality. Taking cues from […]
Project Ara close to prototype status, and Motorola CEO suggests it could be sold through Moto Maker
Dec 9th - When we first heard of Motorola’s Project Ara, a modular phone concept that would seemingly allow folks to upgrade different components of their phone independently of others, we were a little skeptical. It isn’t that we thought the idea wasn’t possible — technology proves that anything is possible as each year passes us by — […]