Google Releases Project Ara Module Developers Kit

After an year of rumors about Project Ara,Google have officially announced their first Project Ara Module Developers Kit. This kit is currently available only for developers. The project was originally started by Advanced Technologies and Projects team in Motorola,when Google owned it. Although Google has sold some of Motorola’s share to Lenovo,the have retained the team from Motorola who would be working under the Android Division for this project.

The design for Project Ara consists of an endoskeleton  and modules.  The endoskelton is the structural frame that holds all the modules in place. A module can be anything, from a new application processor to a new display or keyboard, an extra battery, a pulse oximeter–or something not yet thought of. The required modules can be added to the endoskeleton.  In other words,we can build a smartphone of our exact needs. This would also make the maintenance and upgradation of the phone simple.

Currently,there are two sizes available-Mini and Medium,while Large has been confirmed. Google will be the sole provider of skeletons,as per now. A number of developer’s conference has been planned by Google throughout 2014. And an estimate 4000 developers have been registered for the conference on 15th and 16th of April.  It’s commercial release is expected in the first quarter of 2015. If you are one of the developers interested in it,kindly inform the officials via mail/forum here or register for the upcoming conferences here.

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