Google (Nexus) Project Ara

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  • Stuntman
    Member

    I haven’t hear any news about Project Ara in the past couple of months. Last I heard was that it was supposed to be commercially available this year. I’m really looking forward to an Ara phone mainly in the hopes that there will be a landscape slider keyboard module available for it. I would also like to pack extra battery modules on it as I find battery life on my phones do not last long enough for my liking. I currently have an extended battery for my Galaxy S3.

  • Long live extra battery modules!

  • nekkidtruthnekkidtruth
    Member

    I bet we see something at Google I/O

    • ABWagner
      Member

      Google I/O has come and gone. Did anything get announced about ARA or is this another of Google’s beta projects that get shelved if they can’t achieve 90 percent market penetration?

      ARA sounds like a neat idea and I can see the fascination by the geeks in building/modding their own phone, but personally I just don’t see it succeeding in the marketplace or with carrier support.

  • memememememe
    Member

    Where will this be for sale? Google Store?

  • nekkidtruthnekkidtruth
    Member

    @mememe said:
    Where will this be for sale? Google Store?

    Questions such as this haven’t been answered yet. There isn’t a retail product yet.

  • @mememe said:
    Where will this be for sale? Google Store?

    Waaay to early to tell

  • @abwagner said:
    Google I/O has come and gone. Did anything get announced about ARA or is this another of Google’s beta projects that get shelved if they can’t achieve 90 percent market penetration?

    ARA sounds like a neat idea and I can see the fascination by the geeks in building/modding their own phone, but personally I just don’t see it succeeding in the marketplace or with carrier support.

    Oh I definitely cannot imagine project ARA ever getting carrier support. With my (admittedly limited) knowledge of the carrier testing, branding, and approval process of devices they carry, I really doubt project ARA would fit into it’s lineups with all its variations.

    If anything, it would have to launch similar to the Google Nexus One which was a developer/enthusiast targeted device that exclusively went through Google’s web store until popularity brought it out to partners.

  • Anonymous

    @abwagner said:
    Google I/O has come and gone. Did anything get announced about ARA or is this another of Google’s beta projects that get shelved if they can’t achieve 90 percent market penetration?

    ARA sounds like a neat idea and I can see the fascination by the geeks in building/modding their own phone, but personally I just don’t see it succeeding in the marketplace or with carrier support.

    Google I/O was actually pretty big for ARA! They had the first demo (we’ve seen the parts before but never demoed it/showed the phone working in a live setting. Pretty cool!

    @nekkidtruth said:
    I bet we see something at Google I/O

    The pilot program is for Puerto Rio I think. They said they’re going to sell the components food truck style, which I think is super random…

  • tr0n
    Moderator

    If you haven’t checked them out already, there are also a bunch of great videos from their developer event to watch.

    http://www.projectara.com/ara-developers-conference/

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