After hitting few bumps along the road over the past year, Now plans of Google to launch the consumer version of Project Ara smartphone, its modular smartphone, next year, the company declared from the Google I/O conference on Friday.
“It will be sleazy, it will be beautiful, it will be light,” announced Blaise Bertrand, Head of creative Project Ara’s.
The Ara team have mobilized the phone’s core technology among the phone frame, Built for flexibility free up space for six modular slots. All the slots are generic or support any functionality, like a speaker or a camera. they are interconnected through the UniPro network, and to slot supports transfer rates of up to 11.9 Gbps.
Will be available the developer version in the 4th quarter of this year.
In the already, will be available the developer version in the 4th quarter of 2016
Has already partnered Google with varied companies to develop a range of modules, including Micron, Toshiba, Panasonic , iHealth and Sony. The modules, Blaise Bertrand said, may solve “needs of specific user” — as a need to carry a Glucometer of patient’s of diabetic, a blood glucose meter of iHealth’s version. he said, “few sensors without, everything in a glucometer, is in a phone.”
Bertrand said, Google wants to see “with the developer version. the modules you want to create.”
Project Ara Engineering and Technical Lead Rafa Camargo over the past year, said his team has built “a truly modular computing platform.” He admired it for being ” lower power, high speed and application independent.”
With built the phone on an open platform, He said, ” the scale of the software app ecosystem on we want to built a hardware ecosystem”.