Sunday, April 26, 2015
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Russian Hackers Accessed Obama's Emails
LG Display Leads The OLED Market
China Telecom To Sell Phones With Alibaba
SK Hynix To Start Production Of 36-Layer 3D NAND Flash Chips
Apple Watch Available In Select Stores
Comcast Abandons Time Warner Cable Acquisition Bid
Luxottica To Release Hi-tech Glasses Powered By Intel
Toshiba Starts Mass Production of 13 Megapixel CMOS Image Sensor
Active Discussions
menu making
roxio issues with xp pro
How to burn a backup copy of The Frozen Throne
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
Question about nero
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > Mobiles > Project...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Tuesday, July 08, 2014
Project Ara Developer Boards Shipping This Month


With Google I/O behind us, Google is getting ready to deliver the first developer boards on which snap-on modules can be prototyped and tested.

Developers can apply to get a developer board on Google’s website. The application period will end on July 11 and the first version of the board will ship by the end of July. A new application period for the second version of the board will start on July 12, which will end in September. The updated board will ship in the fall, Google said.

Project Ara is a customizable smartphone which users can mix and match features. Buyers will get an empty phone frame with a screen, and can snap modular parts on and off the back of the handset to add or remove desired hardware features. Google’s board could spark the development of Lego-like modules for the US$50 smartphone, which will start shipping early next year.

Google plans to hold its second Project Ara developer conference at the end of November. Leading up to the conference, the company will release a prototype Project Ara smartphone based on an ASIC in October. Google has said it would hand out 100 free smartphones to beta testers.

Project Ara was started by Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility in October last year with the goal of offering a highly customizable smartphone based on open hardware. Motorola Mobility was later acquired by Lenovo, but Google retained the Project Ara effort, which is now part of the company’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) division.

Google has said the snap-on modules will be mass-produced via 3D printing, and 3D Systems is Google’s exclusive printing partner.

The first iteration of the developer board will come with a customized version of Android developed by Linaro for Project Ara. The board features a Texas Instruments 4460 processor along with an FPGA, which will enable prototyping of modular parts. A UniPro interface will provide switching to simulate the functionality of the smartphone. It will also have a Secure Digital card attachment interface, GPIO connectors, DSI display controller, and I2C and I2S controllers.



Previous
Next
LG's Newest KIZON Wearable Gives Parents Peace of Mind        All News        Verizon Reports U.S. Government Requests
LG's Newest KIZON Wearable Gives Parents Peace of Mind     Mobiles News      Verizon Reports U.S. Government Requests

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Google's Project Ara Phones Set To Appear At MWC
Google To Test Project Ara Devices In Puerto Rico
Google And LG To Bring 3-D Scanning, Modular Phones
Google Teases With New Project Ara Video
Google To Hold Project Ara Developers' Conference

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .