Founded in 2011, Yezz is a new Latin American company that focuses mainly on the manufacturing of cheap and no-contract smartphones for emerging markets. Yezz sells several models including the Android-based Andy, a Windows phone called Billy (in honor of the Microsoft’s founder), two Firefox smartphones called Foxy, tablets and classic phones.
The company has recently announced the development of new modules for Project Ara.
In a recent interview Luis Sosa, CEO of Yezz, said: “Google approached us, mainly because Yezz has been growing not only in Latin America, but also in the US and Europe.”
The partnership with Yezz is connected to Google’s decision to, later in 2015, launch the market pilot of Project Ara in Puerto Rico. An area Yezz knows very well.
“But there is more: Yezz is a product for the masses, and that is what Google is aiming at with Project Ara. We are talking about a real transformation. I believe modular phones will transform the smartphone business in the same way apps transformed the world of smartphones” said Sosa.
Yezz have already developed about 100 module prototypes. The company will show the first modules at the next Mobile World Congress. The MWC will take place in Barcelona between 2nd and 5th March 2015.
The original article was posted on the blog of Phonebloks.