Google?s unique modular phone called Project Ara,?is getting closer to the public market as hardware for the model is already being sent out by Google. Project Ara is a smartphone that can be extremely personalized, not just the looks, but also the function and features depending on one?s needs and requirements.
For those who haven?t heard of what Project Ara is, here?s their site and the exact description of this aspiring piece of innovation:
?The smartphone is one of the most empowering and intimate object in our lives. Yet most of us have little say in how the device is made, what it does, and how it looks. And 5 billion of us don’t have one. What if you could make thoughtful choices about exactly what your phone does, and use it as a creative canvas to tell your own story?
Introducing Project Ara.
Designed exclusively for 6 billion people.?
Google is already issuing hardware to developers for parts with this highly-anticipated smartphone, but developers are also working on creating their own pieces of hardware modules with a wide range of options to let users create a custom phone with only the features that they want.
Google already handed out the Module Developer?s Kit for these techs, which was shown at Big G at April?s developer?s conference. This includes circuit boards that will let them test out their modules in development. The best module will get the Project Ara Developer Prize Challenge and grab a $100,000 for its creator.
The deadline for entries will be tomorrow, July 17, so if you?re a budding developer who happens to be reading an article on this awesome site, after reading this one, you can probably head here to fill up the application form for Google?s MDK for Project Ara, while you still got the chance. Any of these lucky devs would be able to get their hands on these kits before the end of the month, while the second batch of kits will be mostly distributed in August.
The phone is set to hit the public market on January 2015 for around $50.