Ahead of the highly anticipated and imminent Google Project Ara Developer conference that will be taking place next month on February 14th 2015.
Google has released a new developer kit for their modular smartphone in the form of the second version of the Module Developers Kit (MDK 0.2) that brings with it all the improvements of the Spiral 2 prototype.
The second Project Ara modular smartphone MDK has been created in collaboration with numerous companies such as NK Labs, LeafLabs, New Deal Design, Metamorph Software, X5 Systems, Toshiba, Mixel, Quanta, Opersys, Linux Solutions, Linaro, BayLibre, NewOldBits, Oxford Systems, Foxconn and IDT Systems. Google explains :
“The Module Developers Kit (MDK) defines the Ara platform for module developers and provides reference implementations for various design features. The Ara platform consists of an on-device packet-switched data network based on the MIPI UniPro protocol stack, a flexible power bus, and an elegant industrial design that mechanically unites the modules with an endoskeleton.
Throughout 2015, the Project Ara team will be working on a series of alpha and beta MDK releases. We welcome developer input to the MDK: either through the Ara Module Developers mailing list/forum or at one of the series of Developers Conferences. Additionally, if you’d like to create a reference module design, please get in touch!”
For more information on the new Project Ara MDK 0.2 jump over to the official Project Ara website for details via the link below.
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