Project Ara…still alive!

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by jamezr, Sep 30, 2014.

  1. jamezr macrumors G3

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    Haven't heard anything on Project Ara for some time. i though it was dead. But it is till going strong….
    Not so sure I want this color but this modular phone looks very interesting.

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    http://www.engadget.com/2014/09/30/project-ara-hot-swappable-modules/?ncid=rss_truncated
     
  2. Switchback666 macrumors 68000

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    I can see something like this being the future.
     
  3. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    Yep, Google continues forward momentum on this project, but people have to remember that this originally began as a 'moonshot' project (as Google call them). I don't know if i would buy one at this point, but I also have to applaud the Google team that started this for thinking outside the box.
     
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  5. iionas macrumors newbie

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    Seems they pushed ahead. That one is the spire 2. They'll be testing it out as a consumer release in Brazil I think, can't remember exact. They promised also the third prototype / release later on this year.

    Not a bad idea the whole modular phone, if it operates smooth a lot of people will jump camp I think. Unsure about android thou. Dunno...... Never have been a fan.

    Awesome project thou I can truly appreciate the ingenuity here
     
  6. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    I think that would drain my wallet faster than keeping up with the latest phones.
     
  7. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Was anyone else chosen as a project ara ambassador ?
     
  8. bubulol macrumors 6502

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    I dont buy it
    Its thick, ugly, poor performances, assembled hardware parts mean no optimizations
    I dont see the benefits, its rather a nerd phantasm
     
  9. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    How do you know that? You think they just going to create a bunch of random pieces without R&D?
     
  10. bubulol macrumors 6502

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    man, manufacturers dont only assemble hardware pieces in order to make a product, they also optimize any aspects
    Softwares = HTC Sense, Samsung features, Sony Stamina mode, all those features, photos drivers, battery life optimizing etc...
    Hardware = thickness and design
    They do rely software and hardware
    Ara project it sounds like:
    ''Hey, we give you an hardware puzzle, go assemble it''
     
  11. dojoman macrumors 65816

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    I would be embarrass to hold this childish Lego phone.
     
  12. Switchback666 macrumors 68000

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    Well I don't really see the industry supporting this in the near future, they seem to like how whe just upgrade the whole package every year lol

    Cool concept, hopefully I'm alive to see something like this but I don't see myself bothering with it.
     
  13. xdigi macrumors member

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    Yes, because building your own PCs has certainly taken over the consumer world by storm. :rolleyes:
     
  14. gotluck macrumors 603

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    Well, it has a loyal following...

    This product wouldn't be for the typical Apple user
     

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