The first modular smartphone concept to garner truly widespread attention was the Phonebloks
, by Dutch designer Dave Hakkens, popularised this concept three years ago, with the intention of reducing electronic waste by changing the way electronics are made.
Intel, Highway1, PCH, Bosch, BERGCloud, Good Night Lamp, Phonebloks
, Ultimaker, Xively, Fritzing, Fairphone, Bragi, and many more.
Prototype sample of a modular smartphone from Phonebloks
showed how parts can be disassembled that allows user to choose specific hardware components.
Google announced the modular smartphone venture back in October of 2013, and Phonebloks
aACAo the little modules that would attach to a modular phone aACAo were shown off a month prior.
IDEAS OF THE YEAR: PHONEBLOKS
was one of the smarter hardware ideas of the year.
Project Ara was disclosed previous last month as a joint effort with a company known as Phonebloks
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The Lego-like concept smartphone with changeable parts has had a lot of attention on the net.
Motorola observed this project was under construction for over a year now and the team had recently met Dave Hakkens who introduced Phonebloks
Motorola said it has been working on Project Ara for over a year and that it recently teamed up with Phonebloks
, an open source project that has also been working on creating modular smartphone components that can be easily replaced.
Developers of Phonebloks
have made progress on the modular technology applied to an Android smartphone.
had released a video showing the progress and the team behind the Project.