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Why you might not want a $50 Google Project Ara

Why you might not want a $50 Google Project Ara

Over the past several days it’s become apparent that Google’s next big release - Project Ara - is one aimed for a $50 price point. The idea that you’d be able to buy a $50 smartphone is pretty exciting - but it’s not that simple. In fact, not only is the $50 price point not set for consumers, but the device that’ll come with a point anywhere near that amount of cash will be so extremely basic, you’ll consider it a Feature Phone.

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Project Ara aiming for affordability (before customizations)

Project Ara aiming for affordability (before customizations)

It only makes sense that the folks behind Google’s own formerly Motorola-based Project Ara-making Advanced Technology and Project group. That’s ATAP, and it’s one of the only bits of Motorola that Google is hanging on to while it sells much of the rest of the company over to Lenovo. Here with Project Ara, we’re to understand that a modular smartphone isn’t one that has to cost a lot of cash (not right out of the box, anyway).

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Project Ara ready for commercial launch by Q1 2015

Project Ara ready for commercial launch by Q1 2015

It seems that Google is dead serious about pushing its modular phone concept into a commercial business as soon as possible. DARPA alumnus Paul Eremenko, who now heads Project Ara, has revealed that they are planning to commercially launch the intriguing and rather controversial product as early as the first quarter of 2015.

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Google Project Ara will be detailed for devs in April

Google Project Ara will be detailed for devs in April

Google will hold its first Project Ara Developers' Conference in April, the company's ATAP team has announced, detailing the modular Ara smartphone and kicking off a competition for developers of new components. Held predominantly online but with a small number of developers invited on-site at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, the conference will see Google's Ara team do a detailed walkthrough of the current prototype and the alpha Ara Module Developers' Kit (MDK).

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Motorola modular phone Project Ara teams with 3D Systems for manufacturing

Motorola modular phone Project Ara teams with 3D Systems for manufacturing

If there was any doubt that Motorola would continue to push forward with their modular smartphone project through the future, it's been given another kick in the pants today. Motorola Mobility LLC, A Google Company, has today announced their new partnership with the 3D printing group 3D Systems for the modular smartphone system called Project Ara. This partnership will allow Motorola to get one step closer to what they describe as "production-level speeds and volumes."

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Motorola’s Project Ara joins Phonebloks in modular smartphone ambitions

Motorola’s Project Ara joins Phonebloks in modular smartphone ambitions

We've discussed the relatively new initiative Phonebloks a couple times this year, a project kicked off by creator Dave Hakkens that has taken to social media to garner mass support for its mission. As it turns out, Motorola has had a similar project in mind -- a modular mobile phone with removable parts -- which it announced today as Project Ara, a sort of update to its Sticky endeavors that have taken place over the last few months.

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