The last thing we heard about Google Project Ara was that it would feature audio components from Sennheiser, and now it looks like Toshiba will be supplying the chips for the project.
The news comes in the form of a report from the Nikkei, who have said that Toshiba will provide semiconductors to Google for their modular smartphone project.
Toshiba will apparently develop three different processors for the project, and these three processors will be used in both the phone and also for the individual modules for Project Ara.
The report also says that Toshiba has been chosen as the sole supplier of processors for this new modular smartphone, and it will be the sole supplier for at least a year from when the project launches.
Project Ara is a modular smartphone that will come with a range of different components that can be chosen to suit your needs, the idea is that you buy the based phone and then add in different parts, for example you could add in camera module, speakers, and more.
Google is looking to change the smartphone industry with Project Ara, at the moment, when we want a new smartphone, with the latest processor, we replace the old one, but with Project Ara, you would just be able to replace the processor module.
The first device under the project is expected to launch in January 2014, and this is one device that we are looking forward to seeing.
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