modular smartphone

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modular smartphone

A smartphone built with snap-in building blocks. Rather than requiring a new phone when only one or two components need to be fixed or enhanced, only those affected modules have to be replaced. In 2013, Dutch designer David Hakkens developed the Phonebloks concept, and via online news and social media reached a huge audience. Hakkens developed the prototype device and collaborates with Motorola on Google's Project Ara to bring his idea to fruition.


Dave Hakkens' Phonebloks
Although achieving a working product means overcoming many technical hurdles, the concept is simple: all modules snap onto a base unit. (Images courtesy of Phonebloks, www.phonebloks.com)
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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.
Project Ara was disclosed previous last month as a joint effort with a company known as Phonebloks.
Shares: 33,888 Phonebloks 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.
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