Paul Eremenko, Google Project Ara chief has this week unveiled more details about the new module that is being developed for the Google modular smartphone codenamed Project Ara.
The Project Ara modular smartphone that is currently under development is capable of accepting a variety of different modules to allow users to build their perfect smartphone for the day ahead. Swapping out modules as and when needed to add extra functionality and diversity.
The latest Project Ara module to be unveiled is capable of measuring a users blood oxygen levels when they place their finger onto a laser scanner fitted in the module.
More information and the state of the development of the new modular smartphone is expected to be unveiled by Google at DevCon2, that will be taking place early next year on January 14th 2015. Google explained a little more during October of this year.
“We’re excited to announce the dates and locations of the second Project Ara Module Developers Conference. We will be hosting two full-day events in locations around the globe where we will share the latest on the Ara platform and give you a chance to meet other developers in your region. The two events are identical in content, we just wanted to bring the Developers Conference closer to you (in space and time zone).
The first event will be on January 14, 2015, with a central site in Mountain View and satellite locations at Google offices in New York City, Buenos Aires, and London. We will then repeat the same agenda for our developer friends in Asia a week later, on January 21, 2015. This second event will be in Singapore, with satellite locations at Google offices in Bangalore, Tokyo, Taipei, and Shanghai.
The principal focus of this second Module Developers Conference will be the next major release of the Ara Module Developers Kit (MDK)--version 0.20. We have been hard at work maturing and improving the Ara platform, and we will highlight the major changes and advances in the MDK. We will also demo the latest Ara prototype and developer hardware. We will highlight some ongoing module development efforts from select developers. And we will share early plans for a market pilot in 2015.
Our Module Developers Conferences, as the name suggests, are forums targeted at developers, so our review of applications to attend will reflect this. Based on our first developer event in April, we recognized the global and diverse nature of our developer community. So we wanted to make it easier for developers around the world to meet each other as well as the Project Ara team. We hope that the globally distributed model for the upcoming conference will help us achieve these aims.”
For more information on the new Project Ara project jump over to the Google ATAP website for details.
Source: Android Community
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