Paul Eremenko Head of Project Ara at Google ATAP has this week revealed more details about the new modular smartphone that is currently under development by Google.
During the LCU14 opening keynote presentation it was revealed the modules that combine to create the functions of the smartphone such as the processor, camera, storage and phone can be removed, replaced and upgraded without the need to power down the smartphone.
The hot swappable modules will make it much easier and quicker for users to change components of the smartphone when required. For example to change the camera module from zoom to macro or increase onboard storage without shutting down the phone.
Back in July of this year Google started accepting applications from developers for Project Ara boards enabling them to start creating applications and projects for the new modular smartphone and its operating system.
The first Project Ara device will be powered by Google’s latest Android L and the modules will be available to purchase from an online store similar to that provided by Google Play explained Eremenko. Watch the video below to learn more about the newly revealed Project Ara smartphone features.
Unfortunately no information on pricing or worldwide availability has been released as yet by Google for their Project Ara modular smartphone, but as soon as new information comes to light we will keep you updated.