1. jleebiker's Avatar
    I know we've talked about it before, but now, it looks like Google is backing it:
    http://gizmodo.com/google-wants-its-...-50-1532304428

    The question is, will this change the game to more standards type components. At that point, would phones become less about the manuf and more about each individual component?
    02-27-2014 03:53 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I don't see something like this becoming popular. An Android device that cheap would be laggy and pretty much unusable.
    palandri likes this.
    03-01-2014 01:11 AM
  3. Markham Ranja's Avatar
    I don't see something like this becoming popular. An Android device that cheap would be laggy and pretty much unusable.
    Well, that's the point innit? I can purchase the 'frame' for $50, then customise it further into a more powerful phone if I want to.

    edit: i.e. in theory. It remains to be seen how that sort of thing works out in practice.
    03-01-2014 02:06 AM
  4. jleebiker's Avatar
    Why would it be laggy simply because it is modular? A PC is modular, you can swap out any component. That doesn't make it laggy.
    03-01-2014 07:09 PM
  5. palandri's Avatar
    It would sure be a lot easier to replace a cracked screen.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    03-01-2014 07:21 PM
  6. ohgood's Avatar
    I know we've talked about it before, but now, it looks like Google is backing it:
    http://gizmodo.com/google-wants-its-...-50-1532304428

    The question is, will this change the game to more standards type components. At that point, would phones become less about the manuf and more about each individual component?
    hells yes !


    a 4600 mah battery that snaps in just like it should, or a 1300 for regular days?

    quad core for $25+ or just a dual for $15 ?

    USB charging point loser or broken? slap in a new one for 4$

    want HDMI out? +5$

    want a projector ? +10$

    screen shattered? $35

    need more ram? snap

    who cares what it runs, you can replace the parts as they fail instead of the whole phone.
    jleebiker likes this.
    03-01-2014 07:40 PM
  7. jleebiker's Avatar
    hells yes !


    a 4600 mah battery that snaps in just like it should, or a 1300 for regular days?

    quad core for $25+ or just a dual for $15 ?

    USB charging point loser or broken? slap in a new one for 4$

    want HDMI out? +5$

    want a projector ? +10$

    screen shattered? $35

    need more ram? snap

    who cares what it runs, you can replace the parts as they fail instead of the whole phone.
    EXACTLY!!! Let the consumer decide which components are important to THEM. I might need a bigger battery. SNAP. I might need more memory. SNAP. Etc.
    03-01-2014 09:59 PM

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