Motorola Announces Ara, Modular Smartphone Hardware Platform

Project Ara

Few months back, Motorola announced Moto X with a option to customize your phone. Now, company is working for more. Motorola has just announced Ara, an open hardware platform that lets you customize your phone. Imaging if you can just replace camera, RAM or any other hardware in your smartphone.

With this project, Motorola is aiming to make a modular smartphone design.

Project Ara

“Our goal is to drive a more thoughtful, expressive, and open relationship between users, developers, and their phones. To give you the power to decide what your phone does, how it looks, where and what it’s made of, how much it costs, and how long you’ll keep it,” Motorola Announced.

“The design for Project Ara consists of what we call an endoskeleton (endo) and modules. The endo is the structural frame that holds all the modules in place. A module can be anything, from a new application processor to a new display or keyboard, an extra battery, a pulse oximeter–or something not yet thought of,” it added.

The project included an endoskeleton and modules. Endoskeleton is a frame that contains all the modules. Module can be anything, from a processor to a camera or keypad.

Motorola ARA

Motorola has been working on this for over 1 years. It also said that it will start inviting developers for creating modules for this projects in few months. Motorola has already partnered with Phonebloks which has similar aim. Motorola and Phonebloks community will work together during Ara’s development process.

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