Tagged: Customizable phone

MWC 2015: Spiral 3 Google Project Ara phone coming to users soon!

Spiral 3 Google Project Ara phone

Google’s Project Ara has been a very ambitious attempt to make a modular smartphone that is highly customizable and gives the user freedom to make hardware changes whenever needed. Good news is that you might see the Google Ara Project in less than six weeks, as an equally ambitious Miami-based venture Yezz has adopted Google Ara as a platform for their component manufacturing and teaming up with Google for releasing the first phone dubbed Spiral 3.
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Google Project Ara smartphone to have third party hardware components

Google Project Ara Lapka components

Google Project Ara modular smartphone components

Google’s ambitious modular phone project codenamed Project Ara has gained quite a lot of attention and when it is going to be finally available for purchase one can expect many takers. The modular components of the phone will be customizable according to user’s need with swappable hardware that can be changed any time. Seeing the future of Google Project Ara and other modular smartphone prototypes that will dominate the future, Lapka (sensor manufacturing company) has come up with its take on a good looking, power-packed modular Ara smartphone.
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Spiral 1 – First working prototype of Google Project Ara modular phone revealed

Spiral 1 Google Project Ara prototype

Google Project Ara modular phone

Every single news of the Google Project Ara modular phone has excited me simply because of the limitless possibilities it brings to the forefront. The modular phone is slated to be released in 2015 and now the big news is the arrival of first prototype of this much awaited phone. Called as Spiral 1, the prototype is developed by NK Labs in Boston and Google has posted a video showing the open hardware platform phone. So far the developers have managed to get removable components like LED module, application processor, speakers, USB charging port and LED module into the modular form factor that currently takes up almost 50% of the phone’s body.
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World’s first customizable phone for blind with 3D printed Braille buttons

OwnFone customizable braille phone with 3D printed buttons

There have many Braille phone design concepts, but the tragedy with most of them is that they have only remained as concepts. Back in 2012, a company based out of London, called OwnFone, represented a novel take on the mobile phones with the introduction of its customizable and simplistic Braille phone for the visually impaired. Thriving on the success of it first phone for blind, OwnFone has launched the one-off customizable Braille phone with 3D printed personalized buttons on the face of the handset for specific contacts. Read More…

Much Awaited: Google’s Project Ara modular smartphone slated for 2015

Google Project Ara Grayphone modular smartphone

It has been just four months since we had a sneak peak at Motorola’s Project Ara modular smartphone, and now that Google has sold Motorola to Lenovo except for the Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) division, speaks volumes about the project itself. And going by Google’s keenness to gobble up everything that has to do with the future of technology, it is no surprise that project Ara is the last thing they would want to give up. Looking to revamp the whole concept of what a smartphone should be, Project Ara has something more to offer to the geeky masses than other products currently in the market.


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