Motorola supports Phonebloks and creates its modular smartphone Project Ara

    In September, we wrote about the Phonebloks project - a modular smartphone that can be assembled from different blocks. Then in the comments, many called it utopia. Today, the Ara project, a new, open iron platform for creating modular smartphones, was announced by Motorola .

    The platform will be completely open for assembly, in fact, Motorola will only offer the base (endoskeleton), and the modules - processor, battery, screen or keyboard - will be offered by third-party manufacturers.

    “We want to do the same with hardware as the Android platform with software - to create a vibrant development ecosystem, lower entry barriers, increase innovation and significantly reduce development time,” the company writes.

    Now the company is working with Dave Hackens, creator of Phonebloks to create an ecosystem, and they intend to invite third-party manufacturers to develop individual blocks in a few months.

    “Our goal is to create a more meaningful, expressive and open relationship between users, developers and their phones. To give you the opportunity to decide what your phone does, how it looks, where and what it is made of, how much it costs and how long you will use it. ”

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