Going back to the happy school days, remember Lego toys ? they are always being addictive by the children. Not impressed by the dress or the accessories they carry, simply make over the toy by just replacing the existing one. Have you ever wondered , in this smart era, what if the smart phones are also like Lego toys ! Sounds interesting right. Not happy with the camera, upgrade it or replace it. Google has now come up with the “Project Ara” where the phone is made up of modules and you can replace it if you are not satisfied with any part.
This tech giant first introduced the project in 2013 and is still under progress.The phone contains six modular slots and all of them are flexible. If you wish to update your phone with the new processor, it will be as easy as to change the processor module. You can slide any Ara module in any slide it works with the help of Greybus, a new software designed by Google. In simpler words, Google is letting you to design your own smart phone with what ever configuration you are happy with.
The Structure of the Phone
This modular smartphone will have small hardware components called modules which can be upgraded or replaced independently.The technology used in this phone is integrated with a metal endoskeleton frame referred as “endos” by Google which will have slots for smartphone modules such as camera, processor, display screen, speakers, etc. These modules will be locked in the “endos” with the help of electro permanent magnets between the board and the modules. All the modules are passive components which mean they do not require any source of energy.
The Developers version of the phone is expected to be released by Fall – 2016, while the consumers would have this device in their hands by the next year.