What a low price 5000 yen Google original smartphone "Ara", parts can be liked as you like
GoogleSell Motorola's mobile sector to LenovoHowever, there are some things that did not sell such as patents. Combine parts yourself to make original smartphone "Project AraAlthough that is one of them, Google is using Ara smartphone in the simplest configuration,The total parts cost is 50 dollars (about 5000 yen)It turned out to be from.
Project Ara: Inside Google's Modular Smartphone | TIME.com
Project Ara is the original launch platform launched by Dutch designer Dave Hackens "Phonebloks"Is a project that was created by joining Motorola, which had developed similar standards since 2011, the user can add original functional parts (modules) to the frame parts called" endoskeleton (skeleton) " It is a project to make smartphone.
Even after selling Motorola to Lenovo, Google holds a development team called Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP), and ATAP continues to develop Ara. In addition, Google ATAP has developed "real-time 3D modeling function"Tango"It is a research team that is attracting attention also by advancing the project.
Customizable to your liking Ara smartphones can also create lower cost smartphones by carefully selecting functions. As expressed by Ara as "Designed exclusively for 6 billion people" (designed exclusively for 6 billion people) ", Ara is in a huge market where there is still room for development such as emerging countries and developing countries I am aiming to introduce it.
The Ara module is designed with a thickness of 4 mm, and the prototype of the Ara smartphone which is completed at the present time is thin 9.7 mm. This is because iPhone 5s (7.6mm) andGalaxy S5Though it is slightly thicker than that (8.1 mm), thanks to this thickness, it is possible to develop a large capacity battery module.
Also, in the interview movie on Ara's development background, how to create an exterior cover of a smartphone with a 3D printer is also made public. Naturally, 3D printing exterior cover should be prepared also for Ara.
Phonebloks update - The story behind Ara - YouTube
Make an exterior cover of your favorite design with PC.
Completion of exterior cover.
When installed it is like this. It is a cover characteristic of 3D unique structure of 3D printers.
In order to put Project Ara on track, Google announced on 15th and 16th April 2014 "Ara Developers Conference(ADC) "will be held. ADC will introduce and explain "Ara Module Developers' Kit" to developers developing Ara's dedicated module. The venue of ADC is located in the state of California, USA "Computer History Museum(Computer History Museum) ",Accepting application for participation. The state of ADC is scheduled to be delivered in real time on the Internet, and online Q & amp; A can also be used.
To be able to customize smartphone with your favorite application, Ara smartphone which can customize hardware configuration to your liking will be released in the first quarter of 2015 (January to March).
The latest movie of the Google smartphone "Ara" to make his own by combining your favorite modules is made public and the method of fixing the parts etc is revealed - GIGAZINE