Google has “suspended” work on Project Ara according to Reuters and Recode. The company reportedly may license the technology to other partners, but will not release a phone itself. The decision is said to be part of an effort to unify Google’s hardware development under former Motorola president Rick Osterloh. (more…)
Motorola has just shaken up the smartphone world. The company’s new flagship Moto Z and Moto Z Force combine the best elements of innovation from LG’s G5 and Samsung’s Galaxy S7 with modular accessories. (more…)
BLOCKS is now testing the final product for mass production and expects the smartwatch to be shipped soon. The BLOCKS team summed up its story on Kickstarter:
At I/O 2016 conference, Google showed off a new version of Project Ara and announced another developer kit for this modular device (called “Developer Edition”) due out in autumn. The consumer version has received yet another delay, however, this time to 2017.
At the Mobile World Congress in Barcellona, LG presented their next-gen smartphone called the G5 that introduces a new family of smartphone modular add-ons.
Microsoft has patented a “modular computing device” , which comes from one of Microsoft’s Surface designers.