SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— We’ve learned more about Google’s plans for a new customizable smartphone called Project Ara. The company had initially announced the project in October.
It feels like a Back to the Future idea reminiscent of the old desktop PCs that were modular. You could add a modem or Ethernet connector to the desktop (believe it or not, they weren’t included back then).
Google’s plan is like a modular smartphone for the developing market. The basic phone would be for as little as $50. It might not have things like a camera, but if you wanted one, you’d be able to insert it. Maybe you’d like one camera instead of two and then you could add an extra battery. This is the idea of how this project operates.