Developers interested in creating their own features for Google’s Ara customizable phone project will soon get their chance: the company revealed today that developers kits and conferences are on their way. Google’s Advanced Technologies and Projects group’s Project Ara is dedicated to creating an open hardware platform that people can use to create their perfect phone. Small blocks containing different features would snap together onto a base to create a phone that is personalized both in function and design.
One of the cooler concepts that we are actually interested in seeing made a reality is Project Ara. The project was originally announced back in 2013 by Phonebloks, before it was revealed that Motorola would be helping to turn the project into an actual product. What made Project Ara so unique? Well for starters it is a completely modular phone. What this means is that users will be able to swap out components like battery, camera modules, flash modules, storage, and so on. Presumably third-party manufacturers would also be able to create these modules which ultimately would result in a highly-customized smartphone.