GOOGLE PROJECT ARA | MODULAR OPEN HARDWARE SMARTPHONE | AIM | DISADVANTAGES
GOOGLE PROJECT ARA | MODULAR OPEN HARDWARE SMARTPHONE | AIM | DISADVANTAGES. Have you ever thought that you pick the stack, and add your own modular smart phone? Yes, it is to write Google will bring a first smart phone on the market in 2015 Ara Project is modular, the codename of an initiative that aims to develop an open hardware platform for creating highly modular smart phones. The project was originally designed by advanced technologies and team projects within Motorola Mobility, whiles he. It is a subsidiary of Google Although Google Lenovo Motorola sold, they are keeping the project team will work under the direction of the Android division.
The aim of the project Ara
Google says that this phone is designed to be used by “six billion people.” Google will sell a starter kit in which the bill of material is $ 50 which contains screen, battery, low-end CPU and Wi-Fi. The main reason for Google behind this project is to lower the barrier to entry for hardware manufacturers, so it could be a large manufacturer rather than the current handful of “hundreds of thousands of developers.” This would be similar to the Google Play Store is structured. A reduction of the barrier to entry allows many more people to develop modules. Who is able to build a module but without a license or pay a fee.
Project Ara is the ultimate form of customization. You choose every module, pick where its placed, select the color and visual design. That brings tremendous flexibility to phone owners, both in terms of getting the specs they want, and in terms of cost.
Team Ara said that spans the battery life of your family working prototype spiral for a day, at least until the Ara global project deployment. The battery is just another module that is good (because you can supersize) and bad (because batteries may be less efficient). Ara team plans this challenge (besides the battery and mini solar panels and fuel) without stopping to treat hot swap a series of power supplies for your device. The trick: for long battery life, you still have to buy these additional modules in the first place.