PROJECT ARA NEWS
by Giulio Minotti
Paul Eremenko recently announced interesting news on Project Ara. The most significant concerns its market launch in early 2015. The first fully functional prototype will be shown at the second Ara developer conference, in December. The project’s development continues apace through the collaboration with many partners such as Quanta, Toshiba, Rockchip, Foxconn and others.
Many companies, large and small, as Laird Technologies and Array labs are developing modules with innovative features never seen before.
Project Ara will use a modified version of Android L, developed in collaboration with Linaro. Thanks to this version, the modules, except the CPU and the display, will be hot swappable. This means you can change them without turning the phone off. The modules will be available on a new online store, like Play store.
The next few months will be crucial for Google and its partners, we expect a lot of news about Project Ara, new modules and new partnerships.